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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?
Meyer Memorial Trust awarded nearly $4 million this month to support organizations and projects that deliver human services, youth programs, arts and culture, housing, education, land conservation, community food systems and Willamette River restoration.Funds will support projects across the state, from Clatskanie and Astoria in the north to Klamath Falls and Ashland in the south, from Seaside on the coast to Baker City in far eastern Oregon.
Content Area: Human Services Award Date: Apr 1 2013 Grant Amount: 210000.00 Reason For Grant: To support high-quality, culturally relevant parenting education services for families with young children through the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative City: Portland County: Multnomah State: OR
Content Area: Arts, Culture, Humanities Award Date: Apr 1 2013 Grant Amount: 3000.00 Reason For Grant: For continued support of financial consulting services for the large budget arts funder collaborative City: Portland County: Multnomah State: OR
ROSE Community Development Corporation used a $125,000 grant from Meyer Memorial Trust in July 2012 to support its economic development work in outer southeast Portland. ROSE CDC’s 1planet Marketing Program pairs youth from different cultures with professional marketing mentors to provide outreach for small businesses in this part of the Portland metropolitan area that is struggling economically. The professional development and work experience help these students transition from high school to full time work.
Content Area: Human Services Award Date: Mar 1 2013 Grant Amount: 176000.00 Reason For Grant: To help construct a new center community members use for recreation, fitness, sports, arts programming and other activities City: Bend County: Deschutes State: OR
Content Area: Human Services Award Date: Mar 1 2013 Grant Amount: 93400.00 Reason For Grant: To support infrastructure, building renovation and staffing costs at the headquarters of this multi-county family support provider City: Enterprise County: Wallowa State: OR
Content Area: Public Affairs, Social Benefit Award Date: Mar 1 2013 Grant Amount: 110000.00 Reason For Grant: To promote and support start-up companies involvement in their communities through philanthropy and volunteerism City: Portland County: Multnomah State: OR
Content Area: Health Award Date: Mar 1 2013 Grant Amount: 140950.00 Reason For Grant: To support an integrated treatment model for students with both behavioral and developmental challenges, while enhancing outcome measurements City: Portland County: Multnomah State: OR
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.
The Two-Way Street Tours are a useful way for MMT to share information about our grant programs, while also learning about community needs and priorities. They were designed as a way to connect to communities we are less familiar with. But the two meetings I attended last week were on my own streets—Eastside Portland, where I grew up and still live.
Content Area: Human Services Award Date: Feb 1 2013 Grant Amount: 10800.00 Reason For Grant: For technical assistance to build fundraising and strategic planning capacity with the board and management City: Oregon City County: Clackamas State: OR
Content Area: Human Services Award Date: Feb 1 2013 Grant Amount: 175505.00 Reason For Grant: To help strengthen the organization's internal management systems to ensure strong program outcomes for Latino families City: Forest Grove County: Washington State: OR
Content Area: Human Services Award Date: Feb 1 2013 Grant Amount: 113000.00 Reason For Grant: To recruit and retain at-risk teens for a program designed to increase high school graduation rates and college readiness City: Corvallis County: Benton State: OR
Content Area: Human Services Award Date: Feb 1 2013 Grant Amount: 200000.00 Reason For Grant: To strengthen supports for programs that provide employment and career options for youth City: Salem County: Marion State: OR