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Posted Aug 29 2014 - 1:57pm by Kimberly AC Wilson
No grants to announce this month: but that doesn't mean it hasn't been a busy August at Meyer Memorial Trust!
Posted Jul 17 2014 - 6:50pm by Kimberly AC Wilson
Twenty organizations have big news this month after receiving a share of $3.6 million awarded in July by Meyer Memorial Trust.
Posted Jul 7 2014 - 11:48pm by Kimberly AC Wilson
Welcome to the July newsletter! Between bumper crops of blueberries, Independence Day fireworks, time with our families and hot, breezy days, we are having a busy, delightful summer at Meyer. Hope you are, too!
Posted Jun 24 2014 - 2:45pm by Kimberly AC Wilson
This may be the season of vacations and empty classrooms, but at Meyer Memorial Trust, it’s a time of quite a bit of activity.
Posted Jun 18 2014 - 4:47pm by Kimberly AC Wilson
There’s a lot happening at Meyer this month: the retirement of our veteran financial steward, the hiring of our new chief investment officer, the announcement of a new equity statement and a heads-up to our Affordable Housing partners about a new RFP coming next week.
Posted May 22 2014 - 4:55pm by Kimberly AC Wilson
May has been a rewarding month at Meyer Memorial Trust, where 20 organizations have been awarded grants, program-related investments and initiative awards totaling just over $3.8 million.
Posted Apr 9 2014 - 3:12pm by Doug Stamm
April is proving an exciting month at MMT, with several things we just can’t wait until our regularly scheduled e-newsletter to share. We have new staff to introduce, a capital survey we encourage you to take, a new investment portal to announce and more.
Posted Mar 20 2014 - 8:04pm by Doug Stamm
At the March program meeting, MMT trustees made 11 grants for more than $1.3 million to nonprofit organizations working in Oregon. Awards went to organizations across the state, from Portland to Pendleton, Grants Pass to Burns.
Posted Feb 24 2014 - 12:23pm by Doug Stamm
It's been another productive month at Meyer Memorial Trust! First, we awarded more than $4 million in grants in February to 62 organizations in Oregon and Clark County, Washington. Grantees represent a wide range of issues and interests in communities all across our region.
Posted Feb 5 2014 - 12:29pm by Doug Stamm
This is a very exciting and critical time at Meyer Memorial Trust. We have three management level positions open at once: Director of Human Resources, Director of Communication and Chief Investment Officer. Our hiring decisions will help determine the path MMT takes for at least the next decade.
Posted Jan 15 2014 - 4:44pm by Marie Deatherage
Well, the day has finally come for my last news alert to all of you. After today I am officially semi-retired. What that means is I will no longer be Director of Communication and Learning. I will, however, continue to work to move Oregon Unlimited forward through the end of 2014
Posted Dec 19 2013 - 11:11am by Marie Deatherage
At the December program meeting, MMT trustees made 22 grants for nearly $4.2 million. Five of the awards–totaling $1,085,333–went to organizations that help Oregonians meet basic needs, as we enter the winter season when poverty hurts the most.
Posted Nov 20 2013 - 11:03am by Marie Deatherage
So my greenhouse is packed full of all the plants that might be harmed by a freeze, some still in a state of bloom. Temperature-wise, I think many of my plants have been confused this year. One tree is on its fourth bloom! But photoperiodism is more reliable. That's the scientific term for plant's reaction to light and dark, controlled by the phytochrome pigment in leaves.
Posted Nov 20 2013 - 10:35am by Marie Deatherage
At the November program meeting, Meyer Memorial Trust's board of trustees awarded more than $4.3 million in grants and a program-related investment loan to 14 nonprofit organizations in Oregon and one in Vancouver, WA. Nearly $3 million of the amount awarded went to large capital projects, which MMT considers twice a year. The two grants to Stand for Children were made under our Quality K-12 Public Education Initiative.These awards bring the total amount MMT has awarded since it began operating in 1982 to more than $611.3 million.November awards included:
Posted Oct 30 2013 - 11:36am by Marie Deatherage
Can you believe the weather we've had this month? And what it's doing to leaves on trees and shrubs? I've heard a number of people say this is the best fall color Oregon has seen in their lifetimes. And these were not toddlers speaking. For example, check out my Fothergilla to the right. I swear I have not shopped this photo! Straight from my iPhone with no filter... (Imagine if I had a real camera?!
Posted Oct 30 2013 - 9:43am by Marie Deatherage
At the October program meeting, Meyer Memorial Trust's trustees awarded more than $2.1 million to nonprofit organizations in Oregon. Approximately half the funds awarded were made as Grassroots Grants
Posted Oct 15 2013 - 3:21pm by Marie Deatherage
The leaves of the sumac tree outside the window have turned red and are beginning to fall. The bird feeder is full of nyjer thistle seed for the goldfinches. How about a round of fresh pressed apple cider and some pumpkin pie to complete the scene?
Posted Sep 19 2013 - 10:00am by Marie Deatherage
At present, we are most excited about this month's program meeting. It was record-setting–epic even!–on a number of fronts. Partly because our trustees awarded $17.5 million!! In one day!! That translates to support for many organizations, communities, ideas and efforts that contribute to a flourishing and equitable Oregon
Posted Sep 19 2013 - 9:58am by Marie Deatherage
This month's meeting led to actions that awarded and invested $17.5 million in Oregon, the greatest amount ever awarded by MMT in a single day. Actions included approving $11 million dollars to support our Affordable Housing Initiative for the next five years. Director of Programs Candy Solovjovs will report on what this means our on website soon, including the timeframe of when we anticipate funding through this next phase of the Initiative will be available, for what purposes, and how to keep up-to-date about application opportunities.