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Content Area: Human Services Award Date: Jun 1 2011 Grant Amount: 200000.00 Reason For Grant: To develop Holgate House, a nine-unit modular affordable housing pilot project for the Native American community City: Portland County: Multnomah State: OR
Content Area: Conservation, Environment Award Date: Jun 1 2011 Grant Amount: 100000.00 Reason For Grant: To support work of addressing global warming, protecting children from toxics, building sustainable economies and promoting healthy food and local farms City: Portland County: Multnomah State: OR
Content Area: Conservation, Environment Award Date: Jun 1 2011 Grant Amount: 150000.00 Reason For Grant: For core support to permanently protect outstanding Oregon rivers for the benefit of fish, wildlife and people City: Portland County: Multnomah State: OR
Content Area: Public Affairs, Social Benefit Award Date: Jun 1 2011 Grant Amount: 150000.00 Reason For Grant: To support the Coalition's work to advance sustainable, equitable communities in the Portland metropolitan region City: Portland County: Multnomah State: OR
Content Area: Human Services Award Date: Jun 1 2011 Grant Amount: 103715.00 Reason For Grant: To help build fundraising capacity of this organization that provides support, service coordination, and advocacy for families of children with disabilities City: Eugene County: Lane State: OR
Content Area: Human Services Award Date: Jun 1 2011 Grant Amount: 150000.00 Reason For Grant: To create an Advocacy Center that provides comprehensive, holistic victim-centered services to survivors of domestic violence in Washington County City: Hillsboro County: Washington State: OR
Content Area: Arts, Culture, Humanities Award Date: Jun 1 2011 Grant Amount: 100000.00 Reason For Grant: To help stabilize the financial condition of the organization by restructuring its loan on the Midtown Arts Center, which provides a permanent home for the Eugene Ballet and several arts organizations City: Eugene County: Lane State: OR
At our September program meeeting, MMT trustees awarded 19 grants for more than $3.1 million dollars to nonprofit organizations across Oregon.Eight of the awards worth nearly $1.8 million went to arts and culture organizations in Portland (7) and Eugene (1). We have been grouping consideration of support to Portland area large budget arts organizations since 2009 to help them achieve financial stability (read more about this practice here).
Can you provide examples of church and/or faith based projects that would not be eligible to apply for a grant from MMT? What would make them eligible?
Recent examples of organizations deemed ineligible were a faith-based school that had in-class prayers and required students to attend church service as part of their school day. Another was a church-operated food pantry that included religious materials in food boxes. Those applicants would likely have been eligible if they did not require prayer or religious service attendance of students and did not include religious materials in food boxes, assuming they met other eligibility criteria.
This month Meyer Memorial Trust trustees awarded 11 grants for more than $1.6 million to a wide array of nonprofit organizations across Oregon, from Lincoln City on the Oregon coast to Ontario, located on the Oregon-Idaho border.
About the Photo: FoodHub actively connects growers and consumers of healthy, regionally grown food. In this photo, Marketing Coordinator Megan Foucht staffs the FoodHub booth at the Oregon School Nutrition Association conference. Offering students nutritious, healthy regional food is one of the goals of Ecotrust's social ventures. Photo credit: Stacey Sobell, Ecotrust's Farm to School ManagerSupport from the Meyer Memorial Trust is allowing Ecotrust to scale up FoodHub, an online marketplace for buyers and sellers of regional food. FoodHub links farmers, ranchers and fishermen harvesting the incredible seasonal bounty of the Pacific Northwest with restaurants, hospitals, schools and grocery stores looking to meet the growing consumer demand for locally grown food. FoodHub’s long-term benefits include strengthened rural economies and equitable access to healthy, regionally grown food.Ecotrust describes how FoodHub is used this way:"Thanks to FoodHub, food buyers can walk to their computers, type in the word "raspberry" and quickly access a list of regional raspberry producers. They can sort their search results by specific attributes, check out various raspberry producer profiles, send one a message through FoodHub's message center, and arrange for delivery – either direct or through a mainline distributor. Never before has that raspberry producer been so highly visible to the region's food buyers. And never before have food buyers had it so easy."