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Participants bring the energy at a Zumba! class in the newly-renovated gymnasium of the Rogue Valley Family YMCA. After 64 years, exercise facilities and locker rooms at the Medford community center showed significant wear and tear, including warped floor boards, peeling ceiling beams and a gloomy, antiquated lighting system. A 2013 Responsive Grant from MMT in the amount of $50,000 helped give the YMCA leverage to attract the support of additional funders -- and banish the once dingy space. Photo credit: Rogue Valley Family YMCA
A middle school girl learns how to use a cutting torch from Angela Couture, a journey-level Ironworker, at Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.’s 2014 Women in Trades Career Fair. Nearly 2,000 women, girls, educators and members of the public attended the Fair, which aims to move low-income women and girls out of poverty and into living-wage construction trade careers. A three-year, $150,000 MMT Responsive Grant awarded in 2013 offered Oregon Tradeswomen the resources to improve organizational communication and establish a more effective, strategic and strengthened presence in the community.
ROSE Community Development's 1planet Marketing project paired young residents in affordable housing with jobs working in neighborhood businesses. A $125,000, two-year MMT Responsive Grant awarded in 2012 supported ROSE's East Portland Community Economic Development project to revitalize neighborhood commercial districts while building economic and social capital. One goal: to deploy the creative and social skills of youth to support neighborhood businesses by completing marketing projects such as websites, Facebook pages and brochures for neighborhood businesses.
At the start of a month-long renovation, staff at St. André Bessette Catholic Church host a hard hat party to thank supporters, volunteers and community members. The building, last renovated in 1971, was in desperate need of updates, capital improvements, equipment replacement, and additional office and meeting space to meet the ever-increasing needs of the church's community. A 2012 Responsive Grant of $200,000 helped St.
Cast members of Fiddler On The Roof perform the Bottle Dance during Portland Center Stage's 2013/14 Main Stage series. Directed by Chris Coleman, with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, the production garnered awards for Outstanding Director, Outstanding Male Actor, Outstanding Set Design and Outstanding Production at the 2014 Portland Area Musical Theatre Awards. A two-year, $176,000 grant awarded by MMT in 2013 supports the theater through the 2014/15 season. Photo credit: Patrick Weishampel
In this photo, King School students participate in the Classroom Law Project's summer Law Camp, learning how the courts, constitution and democracy work -- key lesson to preparing them to be active citizens as adults. Using a $125,000 Responsive Grant awarded in June 2012, CLP helped students understand their rights and how these rights translate into real life situations.
Meet Miguel Arellano, a graduate assistant who helps coordinate activities at Oregon State University’s Centro Cultural César Chávez. This fall OSU will launch a two-year pilot program to improve the academic success of minority students. A $300,000 Responsive Grant grant awarded in April 2014 will help support peer-led tutoring, academic mentoring, study skills development and other services at the university’s four cultural centers -- the Native American Cultural Center, the Asian and Pacific Cultural Center, the Lonnie B.
In the midst of healthcare reform, community health clinics have become even more critical for the region's most vulnerable residents. The Coalition of Community Health Clinics received a three year Responsive Grant totaling $200,000 in September 2012 to transform and expand health care capacity, improve quality and build clinics' sustainability.
The Klamath County Library Foundation used an $80,000 MMT Responsive Grant in June 2013 toward construction of a new South Suburban Branch. The move doubled the library space from 1700 sq. ft. to 3600 sq. ft. and helped the Library Foundation fulfill a decade-long promise to increase its services in the heart of Klamath County's most populated area.
Content Area: Human Services Award Date: May 1 2014 Grant Amount: 10000.00 Reason For Grant: Support of a repair program to assist low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain the integrity of their homes. City: Mt. Angel County: Marion State: OR
Content Area: Human Services Award Date: May 1 2014 Grant Amount: 25000.00 Reason For Grant: Construction support for a 3 bedroom, 1 bath home in Junction City, Oregon City: Junction City County: Lane State: OR
Content Area: Human Services Award Date: May 1 2014 Grant Amount: 30000.00 Reason For Grant: To provide operating support for this organization that assists in the intervention, recovery and well-being of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault City: Astoria County: Clatsop State: OR
Content Area: Human Services Award Date: May 1 2014 Grant Amount: 300000.00 Reason For Grant: To support staffing and infrastructure development for 21 homes in the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative in Cully City: Portland County: Multnomah State: OR
Content Area: Education Award Date: May 1 2014 Grant Amount: 400000.00 Reason For Grant: To help Clark College build a state-of-the art STEM facility with cutting-edge classrooms and laboratories equipped to prepare students for the growing numbers of jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics City: Vancouver County: Clark State: WA
Content Area: Human Services Award Date: May 1 2014 Grant Amount: 150000.00 Reason For Grant: To build financial and fundraising capacity in this organization that provides housing, assisted living, medication management, independent living services, outreach and visitation to the low-income population in Old Town City: Portland County: Multnomah State: OR
Content Area: Human Services Award Date: May 1 2014 Grant Amount: 300000.00 Reason For Grant: For energy efficiency upgrades to multifamily housing properties and lay the groundwork for expanding the MPower model throughout Oregon City: Portland County: Multnomah State: OR