Current Grants

Early Childhood

Grantee Organization Program Name Investment 2020–21
Albina Head Start Three full-day Head Start preschool classrooms; N, NE, SE Portland $675,000
Albina Early Head Start Four Early Head Start classrooms and home-based Early Head Start services (home visits and parent/child groups); N, NE, SE Portland $675,000
The Black Parent Initiative Prenatal, birth doula, and laction support for new moms and parent/child home visits and groups, focused on Black families, citywide $167,922
David Douglas School District Spanish-language immersion preschool classroom at Lincoln Elem focused on native Spanish speakers; E Portland $252,128
Hacienda CDC, Portland Niños Home-visiting, parent/child groups with Latinx families in Hacienda properties and Cully neighborhood $211,041
Impact Northwest, Parent-Child Development Services Home-visiting, parent/child groups, and kindergarten transition support, NE & SE Portland $250,589
Immigration & Refugee Community Org. (IRCO), Child and Parent Success Home-visiting, parent/child groups with immigrant & refugee families; citywide $453,584
Latino Network, Juntos Aprendemos Weekly parent/child preschool groups for Latinx, Spanish-speaking families; N, NE, E Portland $555,027
Metropolitan Family Services, Ready-Set-Go! Weekly parent-child preschool groups for families in Wood Elem. area; E Portland $134,581
Morrison Child & Family Services, Listos Para Aprender Home-visiting, parent/child groups, parenting groups with Latinx families; E Portland $557,889
Morrison Child & Family Services Early childhood mental health consultation with childcare sites, preschools, home visiting programs; parenting classes; citywide $641,045
Mt. Hood Community College, Early Head Start Home-based Early Head Start services (home visits and parent/child groups) and one Early Head Start classroom; E Portland $575,500
Mt. Hood Community College, Head Start Two extended-day Head Start preschool classrooms; E Portland $493,956
Native American Youth & Family Center Home visiting, parent/child groups for Native American/Alaska Native families; citywide $200,000
Neighborhood House Home-based early Oregon Pre-kindergarten services (home visits and parent/child groups); SW Portland $366,743
Portland Public Schools Head Start Four extended-day Head Start preschool classrooms; E Portland $556,371
Total Early Childhood $6,766,376

Special Initiatives

Grantee Organization Program Name Investment 2020–21
Mt. Hood Community College, Community Childcare Initiative Childcare financial assistance for low-income families; support networks for culturally specific in-home childcare; citywide $1,706,700
Total Special Initiatives $1,706,700

Hunger Relief

Grantee Organization Program Name Investment 2020–21
Familias en Accion, Latino Food Equity Program Health and nutrition education; community health worker navigation/ referral services; produce delivery; home garden support; focus on Latinx families; East Portland $182,528
Growing Gardens School garden and education program; community garden access and support for immigrant and refugee families; NE & SE Portland $132,380
Human Solutions, Food Pantry Food pantries at 2 affordable housing sites and homeless shelter; SE Portland $66,969
Immigration & Refugee Community Org., Hunger Relief School based emergency food pantries, nutrition and cooking education; NE, SE Portland $244,917
Janus Youth Programs, Village Gardens Community gardening for vegetable production and produce discount/incentive program at Village Market; N Portland $143,401
Meals on Wheels People, Meals 4 Kids Home meal delivery for children and caregivers with barriers to accessing other sources of emergency food; citywide $639,557
Metropolitan Family Services, Hunger Relief School based emergency food pantries, nutrition and cooking education; NE, SE Portland $159,343
Neighborhood House, Mobile Pantry Program Mobile food pantry at affordable housing sites; SW Portland $85,066
Oregon Food Bank, School-Based Food Pantries Food provision to 20 school based food pantries and summer food sites; nutrition education; N, NE, SE Portland $604,675
Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center, Emergency Food Support School food pantries at/near POIC campuses and food voucher program; focus on BIPOC* youth and families; N, NE, SE Portland $92,418
Sunshine Division, Community Transitional School Weekend food backpacks for homeless students attending Community Transitional School; citywide $70,010
Total Hunger Relief $2,421,264

Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention

Grantee Organization Program Name Investment 2020–21
Bridge Meadows, Intergenerational Interventions Therapeutic and community building services for children 0-18 who were previously in foster care; N Portland $100,500
El Programa Hispano Católico, PChIP Parenting support and therapy, focus on Latinx families with children 0-12, who have experienced domestic violence; citywide $228,497
Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization In-home parenting education & support; focus on immigrant & refugee families with children ages 0-18; citywide $351,605
Impact NW, Parent Child Therapeutic Services Parenting education & support for families, with children 0-12, who have experienced domestic violence; citywide $223,608
Janus Youth Programs/Insights, SEEDS In-home parenting education & support for young parents, ages 15-20, & their children, ages 0-5; focus on BIPOC* families; citywide $254,279
Legacy Emanuel Hospital and Health Center/CARES Northwest Therapy for children, ages 0-18, who have experienced child abuse related trauma; citywide $207,548
LifeWorks NW, Children's Relief Nursery Classroom-based therapeutic care for children ages 0-5, home visits, parenting education & respite care; N Portland $536,398
LifeWorks NW, Family and Community Alliance In-home parenting education & support for families, with children 0-18, at risk of abuse and neglect; citywide $215,826
Lutheran Community Services NW, Parenting in Portland Parent education services, focus on immigrant and refugee families, with children ages 0-18; citywide $213,478
Native American Youth & Family Center, Parenting in 2 Worlds Parenting education & support, focus on Native American/Alaska Native families with children ages 10-17; citywide $188,873
Oregon Community Health Workers Associations, CEW Program Parenting education & support, focus on Native American/Alaska Native families and Somali and Myanmar refugees with children ages 0-6; citywide $324,784
The Pathfinder Network, Center for Family Success Parenting education & support for parents with criminal justice system involvement, who have children ages 0-18; citywide $306,793
Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center Parenting education & support, focus on Black students attending Rosemary Anderson High School/POIC; citywide $153,523
Self Enhancement, Inc., Parent Engagement Services In-home & group parenting education & support, focus on Black families with children ages 0-18; citywide $140,601
Volunteers of America, Family Relief Nursery Classroom-based therapeutic care for children ages 0-5, home visits, parenting education & respite care; citywide $388,660
Volunteers of America, Gateway Child Care Drop-in child care for parents accessing services at the Gateway Center for Domestic Violence Services; citywide $104,891
Total Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention $3,839,364

Foster Care

Grantee Organization Program Name Investment 2020–21
Boys & Girls Aid, Permanency Services Therapeutic activities to support youth in foster care, ages 5-21, prepare for permanency; citywide $206,043
Friends of the Children Long-term, one-to-one mentoring for children in foster care grades K-12; focus on Black & Native American/Alaska Native youth; citywide $260,042
Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization Support for immigrant & refugee children ages 0-24; recruit & train potential foster parents; citywide $229,070
Impact NW, Safe & Together Intensive home visiting services for children in foster care, ages 0-8; support for birth & foster parents; focus on reunification; citywide $339,432
Janus Youth Programs/Insights, ECHO In-home parenting & life skills education for young parents where the child and/or parent is in foster care; focus on reunification; citywide $199,511
Latino Network, FloreSer Support for youth in foster care, ages 12-18; focus on Latinx youth; parent education for foster parents; citywide $223,051
Native American Youth & Family Center Support & cultural enrichment services for youth in foster care, ages 0-24; focus on Native American/Alaska Native youth; citywide $328,500
New Avenues for Youth, Avenues to College College preparatory workshops, leadership development, and college housing support & case management; citywide $310,456
Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center Work opportunities training & support for youth ages 14-24; focus on Black & Latinx; citywide $121,399
Self Enhancement, Inc. Support for children in foster care ages 0-18 and their birth and foster parents; focus on Black youth; citywide $148,894
The Contingent, Know Me Now Visitation services for youth in foster care, ages 8-18, with their incarcerated or recently reentered birth parents; citywide $165,749
Youth, Rights, & Justice: Attorneys at Law, School Works Educational advocacy for children in foster care, ages 3-21; citywide $216,254
Total Foster Care $2,748,401

After School

Grantee Organization Program Name Investment 2020–21
BRAVO Youth Orchestra After school youth orchestra program for elementary and middle school youth; N/NE Portland $110,250
El Programa Hispano Catolico, Youth Community School Program Intensive academic support, cultural enrichment; middle/high school youth at 2 schools; focus on Latinx youth; SE Portland $175,189
Ethos Inc. After school music education program at thirteen schools for students in grades 2 - 8; N & NE Portland $109,446
Girls Inc. of NW Oregon After school program for girls focused on youth development at nine schools for students in grades 4 - 8; N, NE & SE Portland $109,878
Hacienda CDC, Expresiones After school/summer program providing homework support, enrichment activities for children in grades K-8 at Hacienda properities; focus on Latinx and African immigrant youth; N & NE Portland $186,034
Human Solutions, LearnLinks After school program providing intensive academic support and enrichment activities for children in grades K-8 at low-income housing developments; NE & SE Portland $197,335
Human Solutions, Lilac Meadows After school enrichment program for youth experiencing homelessness; NE & SE Portland $66,969
Impact Northwest, AKA Science After school science program offered to youth in grades K-8 at SUN Community Schools; citywide $115,529
Impact Northwest, Urban Opportunities and Pathways to Manufacturing After school program focused on career readiness and experiences for high school students; N & NE Portland $140,842
Immigrant and Refugee Community Org., INSPIRE Intensive academic support and family engagement for immigrant/refugee youth in grades 4-9 at 9 schools; NE & SE Portland $522,558
Immigrant and Refugee Community Org., SUN Community Schools After school and summer academic support and enrichment at two schools; NE & SE Portland $129,343
Latino Network, Conexiones After school academic support, enrichment and college prep support for middle and high school youth at 4 schools; parent instruction; focus on Latinx youth; N, NE and SE Portland $416,648
Latino Network, Studio Latino After school arts enrichment program for elementary and middle school youth at 4 schools; focus on Latinx youth; N, NE and SE Portland $77,189
Metropolitan Family Service, SUN Community Schools After-school and summer academic support and enrichment at two schools; SE Portland $146,820
Native American Youth & Family Center After-school, summer and school break enrichment activities for Native American/Alaska Native children aged 5-18; citywide $206,090
Neighborhood House, Connect After-school and summer academic support and enrichment program for children in grades 2-5 at affordable housing development; SW Portland $88,515
Open School Academic support, coaching and mentoring for high school students at three schools; focus on BIPOC* youth; N, NE & SE Portland $463,539
Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center After school robotics and college prepartory program for high school students on 4 campuses; focus on BIPOC youth;N, NE, SE Portland $102,694
Portland State University, Oregon MESA After school STEM** enrichment program for middle and high school youth; N, NE & SE Portland $105,019
REAP, Inc. Academic support, enrichment and leadership development for elementary and middle and high school youth; focus on BIPOC* youth, NE & SE Portland $183,279
Self Enhancement, Inc. Intensive academic support and enrichment program for middle and high school students, focus on Black youth; N & NE Portland $377,327
Total Allocated $4,030,493

Mentoring

Grantee Organization Program Name Investment 2020–21
Campfire Columbia After school mentoring program for middle school youth at 3 schools; N and SE Portland $496,381
College Possible After school mentoring program to help low-income high school students prepare, apply for, enter, and graduate college; SE and E Portland $104,503
Friends of the Children Long-term, community-based, one-to-one mentoring program for children grades K -12; citywide $532,349
Immigrant & Refugee Community Org. Community based one-to-one and group mentoring program for immigrant and refugee youth in high school; NE and SE Portland $365,881
Latino Network Community-based individual and group mentoring for Latinx youth with barriers to school success; citywide $257,498
Native American Youth & Family Center Community-based mentoring supporting Native American/Alaska Native high school students' college and career pursuits; citywide $176,000
The Pathfinder Network Community-based individual and group mentoring for youth with parents involved in the criminal justice system; citywide $150,000
Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center School-based mentoring program for students at Rosemary Anderson Alternative High School; focus on BIPOC* youth; N and E Portland $144,126
Total Mentoring $2,226,738

Small Grants Fund

Grantee Organization Program Name 3-Year Grant Amount
A.Y.C.O. (African Youth and Community Organization) Afterschool program for East African youth with disabilities. Tutoring, sports, and nature-based field trips led by Cultural Navigators. Occupational Therapist supports student needs in afterschool program. $156,000
Camp Elso STEAMED education and nature-based camps for youth K-5 and 6-8, and a program for teens that provides leadership training, as well as the opportunity to become Camp Guides and teach the younger kids. $157,000
Portland Tennis & Education Long-term afterschool program with academic, fitness, social-emotional components. Year-round activities including afterschool and summer camp activities. $157,000
Kenton Action Plan (fiscal agent for Brown Girl Rise) Mentoring offered to non-white girls and non-binary femmes 7-17. Create a youth board to plan curriculum and conduct program evaluation and monitoring activities. $57,000
Elevate Oregon Black and Latinx culturally specific youth mentoring in Parkrose. Emphasis on post-secondary education. In-school character building curriculum offered and afterschool activities with Teacher Mentors. $144,000
Ethiopian & Eritrean Cultural Resource Center Mentoring for newly arrived refugee youth from Ethiopia & Eritrea. The youth in this program have been in the country 1-3 years. Individual mentoring (socially distanced when possible) and groups online. Families receive wraparound support. $85,000
Urban Gleaners Food is gleaned and distributed to families. Additional food purchased from local farmers. Foods prepared for families in need. Distribution sites located in high poverty, high BIPOC areas. Millions of pounds of food diverted from landfills. $100,000
Native Wellness Institute Indigenous-centered afterschool programming for Head Start through high school. Learning the teachings of canoes. Year-round program with a summer canoe journey. $144,000
Total Allocated $1,000,000

*BIPOC refers to Black, Indigenous and People of Color
**STEM refers to science, technology, engineering and math
***STEAMED refers to science, technology, engineering, art, math, environment and design