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Posted May 23 2013 - 1:06pm by Marie Deatherage
Yes, there's been a big change in the weather since we last visited, but we're still in full blooming mode. Colors abound. Fragrances drift. Pollen floats. And lands. Birds build nests and call for mates and bees make their appointed rounds. And we have big blooming news of our own this time...
Posted May 22 2013 - 10:18am by Marie Deatherage
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.
Posted Apr 25 2013 - 9:52am by Marie Deatherage
Meyer Memorial Trust awarded nine grants for $942,000 in April. All but two of the awards went to organizations working on MMT's Willamette River Initiative to "achieve meaningful, measurable improvements in the health of the Willamette River and selected tributaries by 2018 and to create a national model for effective philanthropic involvement in the restoration of large, complex ecological systems."
Posted Apr 24 2013 - 5:00pm by Marie Deatherage
Have you been noticing the emergence of color all around us? Skies are a fresh blue. Leaves are spring green. Flowers are pink and red and orange and yellow and purple and every shade in between. What color would you say spring is? Is it the Pantone color of the year: emerald?
Posted Mar 27 2013 - 3:06pm by Marie Deatherage
Last week I was in a room of Oregonians listing what they see as signs of spring, and the answers ranged widely: horses losing their wooly undercoat, crocuses blooming, the sound of children's voices playing together outside, plum and cherry tree blossoms, firing up the BBQ, a sense of optimism in the air, the March Madness tournament...
Posted Mar 27 2013 - 2:46pm by Marie Deatherage
Topics: Communities of Color
At Meyer Memorial Trust's March program meeting, our trustees awarded 20 grants for more than $3.16 million. These grants bring the total MMT has awarded to nearly $587.5 million since the foundation began operating in 1982.
Posted Feb 20 2013 - 5:43pm by Marie Deatherage
Today Meyer Memorial Trust announced 62 new grant awards for nearly $4 million. The largest recent award went to one of MMT's strategic initiatives in $750,000 to fund the Chalkboard Project's TeachOregon project that aims to improve teacher quality and effectiveness. More than $1 million was awarded to 44 nonprofit organizations under MMT's Grassroots Grants program, which provides funds up to $40,000.
Posted Jan 10 2013 - 3:22pm by Marie Deatherage
There are so many predictions for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs and the social economy and related things for 2013, I'm starting to feel overwhelmed. But these predictions are given in a kind of we-need-to-know-all-these-things-or-else-we're-doomed vein
Posted Dec 19 2012 - 10:15am by Marie Deatherage
When Meyer Memorial Trust's trustees met this week, they awarded 17 grants totaling $2.85 million. These grants bring the total awarded since MMT began operating in 1982 to 7,145 awards totaling $580.4 million.One million dollars of the December awards were for emergency assistance to poor and working class families as they continue to struggle to meet the needs of their families in this economy, evidenced by these sobering statistics:
Posted Dec 18 2012 - 4:17pm by Marie Deatherage
My Michaelea tree is blooming for the THIRD time this year, the bulbs I planted two weeks ago are already coming up and leaf buds on one of my Stewartias are starting to unfurl. None of this is supposed to be happening right now. Which is also true of the heartbreaking week that just was.
Posted Nov 28 2012 - 11:08am by Marie Deatherage
At the November program meeting, Meyer Memorial Trust awarded more than $5.5 million in grants and program-related investments (PRI) to nonprofit organizations in Oregon. The largest award – $2 million in a combination $1.5 million PRI and $500,000 grant – went to Lifeworks NW...
Posted Oct 31 2012 - 3:02pm by Marie Deatherage
How many of you lived in Oregon in 1962? Those of us who were certainly noted the recent 50th anniversary of the Columbus Day storm that killed at least 46 people. I was 12 years old, living on the South Umpqua River, and my memories are as strong today as they were on October 13th.
Posted Oct 31 2012 - 1:58pm by Marie Deatherage
In October, Meyer Memorial Trust awarded 47 grants totaling nearly $2 million to nonprofit organizations across Oregon, from St. Helens to Enterprise in northern Oregon and Port Orford to Burns in the southern half of the state.
Posted Oct 9 2012 - 9:06am by Marie Deatherage
We just got word from far away Australia that Willamette River Initiative has won the prestigious Theiss International Riverprize. Congratulations to all our partners! We'll have more details as we get more news from the other side of the world!
Posted Sep 18 2012 - 3:29pm by Marie Deatherage
Meyer Memorial Trust's board of trustees made 16 grants totaling $2,047,675 to nonprofit organizations for projects in Oregon at the September board meeting. These awards bring the total amount awarded since MMT began operating in 1982 to nearly $570 million.September grants included:
Posted Aug 23 2012 - 3:24pm by Marie Deatherage
It's that time of the summer when folks seem to take vacations and leaves and naps are mandatory and the pace slows down before back to school wakes us up again. So we're a bit short on news. But the news we have is very very BIG!
Posted Jul 17 2012 - 11:19am by Marie Deatherage
We've been working feverishly behind the scenes to come up with a way to livestream our Communicating for Good gathering on Thursday, July 19, so folks in other parts of Oregon can virtually attend.The good news: We have come up with a solution! The first speaker will begin at 9 am, so you should connect before then.
Posted Jun 22 2012 - 9:00am by Marie Deatherage
Did you catch the amazing sunset the first night of summer 2012. Was it a glorious evening or what? The lingering light, a breeze and warm temperatures made for a "it doesn't get any better than this" vibe. Neighbors were out, passersby were mellow