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Affordable Housing Still Key
When Meyer Memorial Trust established its Affordable Housing Initiative (AHI) back in 2007, CEO Doug Stamm noted:
TWST coming to Columbia Gorge and Eastern Oregon
We're happy to announce that we'll be visiting four communities in the Columbia Gorge and eastern Oregon the last week of June! We have Two-Way Street Tour community meetings planned for Hood River, Boardman, La Grande, and Enterprise from Monday, June 24th to Thursday,
June 27th, 2013.
I will appear (along with an as yet undecided colleague or two) at these events to provide advice about seeking grants from Meyer Memorial Trust and to collect information about the needs of nonprofits and communities in the area.
To Merge or Not To Merge?
At a February Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington luncheon, I presented a session on how philanthropy can support nonprofit mergers and collaborations. Because MMT has received recent inquiries about mergers, I thought it might be helpful to explain MMT’s philosophy toward this topic. How does MMT approach nonprofit mergers and collaborations?
Oregon Unlimited Takes to the Road
Topics: Communications and Learning
Announcing a New Trustee
This week we did something that has only happened five times since the doors of the Meyer Memorial Trust opened 31 years ago. We selected a new trustee.
We are thrilled to announce that Charles Wilhoite is joining
What Fiscal Year 2014 Holds
Topics: Program Officers
Spring is here and MMT enters a new fiscal year. We want to take this moment to share how we are approaching our Grant and PRI programs in Fiscal Year 2014
PRIs: What Do Nonprofits Think?
RIP Igal Koshevoy
I just learned that Igal Koshevoy died yesterday, "following a long struggle with depression," the announcement gently stated. Igal was a huge force for good in Portland... and beyond.
Gerry Pratt's Contribution
This week is a momentous time here at the Trust. Gerry Pratt – the last remaining trustee who was named in Fred G. Meyer's will establishing a charitable trust from his personal estate – is stepping down from his role as trustee.
To Wax Nostalgic: Gresham TWST
Usually TWST meetings happen in rural Oregon towns, but this week there were several in “urban” settings, including Gresham. This area was part of the ancestral homeland, food-gathering village sites of the Chinookan-speaking peoples of which I am descendent: The Watlala, and the neighboring Multnomah, Molalla and Clackamas peoples.