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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. Read More
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Posted Sep 16 2009 - 10:00am by Marie Deatherage
Meyer Memorial Trust awarded 10 grants for nearly $1.3 million at its September meeting, bringing the total amount awarded since MMT began operating in 1982 to $485,838,377 (in 5,930 grants and program-related investments). September grants included: Deschutes County Healthy Beginnings, Bend Awarded: $73,045 To help expand board and staff fundraising capacity.
Posted Jul 17 2009 - 10:00am by Marie Deatherage
Meyer Memorial Trust made 10 awards for more than $1 million in July, which brings the total awarded this fiscal year (which began April 1) to nearly $4.3 million. Since MMT began operating in 1982, it has awarded 5,912 grants and program-related investments for nearly $481 million. July awards included: Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland Awarded: $75,000 For a program related investment loan for Phase III of the facility capital campaign.
Posted Jun 19 2009 - 10:00am by Marie Deatherage
At the June program meeting, MMT trustees made 40 awards for nearly $2 million. Nine of the grants totaling $407,000 were made through MMT's new Operating Fund program, designed to help small to mid-size nonprofit organizations survive the economic recession. Twenty-two grants totaling $363,095 were made under MMT's Grassroots Grants program, which helps organizations with annual operating budgets under $2 million with small but significant projects.
Posted May 22 2009 - 10:00am by Marie Deatherage
Meyer Memorial Trust will host seven community meetings from Prineville to Baker City during the first week in June. The Two-Way Street Tour (TWST) meetings are designed to provide advice about seeking foundation grants and to collect information about the needs of nonprofits in central and eastern Oregon. The John and Linda Shelk Foundation is partnering with Meyer Memorial Trust in the meetings. Program Officer Sally Yee will represent MMT, while Kristi Steber and Linda Shelk will attend on behalf of the Shelk Foundation. The complete schedule:
Posted May 19 2009 - 9:00am by Marie Deatherage
Today MMT announced 23 grants for more than $1.35 million this month. These grants bring the total awarded since MMT began operating in 1982 to more than $481 million. Shared Resources RFP Eight of the most recent awards were made to organizations that applied to the RFP for Shared Service/Space designed to help nonprofit organizations operate more efficiently through sharing resources.
Posted Mar 17 2009 - 10:00am by Marie Deatherage
This week MMT trustees awarded seven grants for $397,000. This concludes MMT's grantmaking for its fiscal year that ends March 31, 2009, with a total 250 grants and program related investments for nearly $30 million. Since MMT began operating in 1982, we have made 5,856 awards for more than $482 million. We've now given away more money than we have in remaining assets! March 2009 awards included: Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland Awarded: $60,000 To hire a professional controller.
Posted Mar 3 2009 - 9:00am by Marie Deatherage
As part of MMT’s response to very challenging economic conditions, MMT is launching an Operating Funds grant program to help small- and mid-sized organizations that have been hit particularly hard by the current economic crisis.The first deadline for proposals is April 15, 2009.
Posted Feb 17 2009 - 9:00am by Marie Deatherage
At the February 2009 program meeting, MMT's trustees made 40 awards for nearly $2 million. These awards bring the total since MMT began operating in 1982 to 5,829 grants and program related investments for more than $479 million. Included in February's awards were 17 grants in the Responsive Grants program and one program-related investment (PRI) totaling nearly $2 million: Boys and Girls Club of Corvallis, Corvallis, OR Awarded: $50,000 To better serve children and teens with after-school programs.
Posted Feb 4 2009 - 9:00am by Marie Deatherage
MMT Program Officer Sally Yee and several other staff members are offering Two-Way Street Tour community meetings in Clatsop, Douglas and Columbia counties in coming weeks. Here's how MMT CEO Doug Stamm describes these gatherings: "TWSTs are a way for foundations to build a direct and accessible two-way street with communities across Oregon. We are sending representatives to Clatsop County to talk about our grants programs and to gather information about the needs and issues of area nonprofit organizations and local communities."
Posted Jan 21 2009 - 9:00am by Marie Deatherage
Emergency food began arriving at Oregon Food Bank this week as a result of a large grant from Meyer Memorial Trust. MMT made recent grants to Oregon Food Bank and Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force to help address the growing food emergency in Oregon resulting from worsening economic conditions.
Posted Dec 10 2008 - 9:00am by Marie Deatherage
This month MMT's Trustees awarded 12 grants for more than $1.3 million. These awards bring the total amount for this fiscal year to more than $27.5 million, with three months remaining. Since MMT began operating in 1982, MMT has given away nearly $477.3 million in 5,786 grants and loans. December's awards include: Bonneville Environmental Foundation Portland, OR $187,670 For program management for the Willamette Model Watershed Program.
Posted Nov 12 2008 - 9:00am by Marie Deatherage
At the November program meeting, MMT trustees made 17 awards for just over $4 million, bringing the total amount granted in the current fiscal year (since April 1, 2008) to nearly $29.3 million. The November meeting included the semi-annual consideration of large capital requests. November awards included: Arlington Public Library, Arlington Awarded: $75,000 To triple the size of the library. Boston College, Boston, MA Awarded: $108,673 To support the More for Mission Campaign Resource Center.
Posted Oct 29 2008 - 10:00am by Marie Deatherage
MMT has announced the goals of its Willamette River Basin Restoration Initiative and the first two strategies it will implement in support of these goals. MMT has set two ambitious goals in this initiative: • to achieve meaningful, measurable improvements in the health of the Willamette River and selected tributaries by 2015, and • to create a national model for effective approaches to restoration of large, complex ecological systems.
Posted Oct 22 2008 - 10:00am by Marie Deatherage
At the October 2008 program meeting, MMT trustees made 42 awards for more than $2.6 million to organizations in its Responsive Grants and Grassroots Grants programs. The awards included a $1 million program-related investment loan. These awards bring the total made in the current fiscal year (began April 1, 2008) to 169, worth more than $22 million. Since MMT began operating in 1982, it has made 5,751 awards for approximately $468.3 million. October's 13 Responsive Grants and PRI included:
Posted Oct 1 2008 - 10:00am by Marie Deatherage
MMT Program Officer Sally Yee and consultant Eric Jones are taking the Two-Way Street Tour to Klamath and Lake Counties, offering 8 community meetings over 5 days from October 6th through 10th. Here's how MMT CEO Doug Stamm describes these gatherings: "TWSTs are a way for foundations to build a direct and accessible two-way street with communities across Oregon. We are sending representatives to Klamath and Lake Counties to talk about our grants programs and to gather information about the needs and issues of area nonprofit organizations and local communities."
Posted Sep 16 2008 - 10:00am by Marie Deatherage
At the September program meeting, MMT trustees awarded 18 grants for just over $2 million. These awards bring the total since MMT began operating in 1982 to 5,713 grants/loans totaling nearly $468.8 million. September's grants include: Association of Northwest Steelheaders, Mikwaukie Awarded: $60,000 To hire an executive director for this fish conservation organization.
Posted Sep 2 2008 - 10:00am by Marie Deatherage
MMT Program Officers Sally Yee and Candy Solovjovs are taking the Two-Way Street Tour to Tillamook County this week. Spirit Mountain Community Fund Executive Director Shelley Hanson and Program Officer Louis King will join them.
Posted Aug 5 2008 - 10:00am by Marie Deatherage
We just compiled (thanks to Sayer Jones, our senior accountant) a graph depicting the $amount of our assets + the $amount of our grant payments. We thought you might like to see what it equals:Did you notice we are approaching the $1.2 billion mark? That feels like real money!
Posted Jul 16 2008 - 10:00am by Marie Deatherage
Meyer Memorial Trust is announcing the third prong of its Affordable Housing Initiative and inviting proposals for projects that make delivery of resident services more financially sustainable for nonprofit housing providers. Proposed projects could include:
Posted Jul 11 2008 - 10:00am by Marie Deatherage
This month Meyer Memorial Trust awarded 17 grants and program-related investments (PRIs) for nearly $3 million. These awards bring the total for the current fiscal year (which began April 1) to 108 grants/PRIs for more than $17 million. Since it began operating in 1982, MMT has made 5,690 awards for $463.3 million. July 2008 awards included: Albertina Kerr Centers, Portland Awarded: $300,000 To develop and implement a wraparound system of care for Multnomah County's highest needs children and teens.
Posted Jun 25 2008 - 9:00am by Marie Deatherage
The list of Grassroots Grants made during MMT's June program meeting has been released: Assistance League of Klamath Basin, Klamath Falls Awarded: $14,547 For safety improvements to its resale and consignment shop. Brookings-Harbor School District, Brookings Awarded: $25,000 To furnish the career center with computers to assist students with their post-secondary education plans. Carver School Community Center, Damascas Awarded: $20,000 To repair the roof of a historic school building now used as a community center.
Posted Jun 11 2008 - 10:30am by Marie Deatherage
It was a big month for grants and program-related investments at Meyer Memorial Trust. Here are the numbers: 66 awards at the June program meeting for nearly $6.5 million! >> 34 Responsive Grants and Program-Related Investments worth more than $3.5 million. >> 12 grants totaling $2.32 million under MMT's Affordable Housing Initiative as a first step in building affordable housing capacity in rural Oregon. >> 32 Grassroots Grants worth $576,001.
Posted May 20 2008 - 10:00am by Marie Deatherage
Oregon Entrepreneurs Network has announced that nominations are open for the 2008 Tom Holce Awards for Entrepreneurship in the Nonprofit category. Deadline for nominations is June 16, 2008. More information about the award is available from OEN, including a nomination form.
Posted May 14 2008 - 10:00am by Marie Deatherage
We're starting off our 2008-09 fiscal year in a big way! At the May meeting, MMT trustees made 24 awards for $7,721,300, including: Amani Center St. Helens, OR $51,000 To strengthen this organization that provides child abuse assessment and treatment. Catholic Charities Portland, OR $600,000 To help construct an administrative and services building. Children’s Justice Alliance Portland, OR $191,000 To market a curriculum and expand services for parents involved in the criminal justice system.
Posted Mar 25 2008 - 10:00am by Marie Deatherage
MMT is ending its fiscal year (March 31, 2008) on a high note after paying out an all-time record amount of approximately $37 million! MMT made 319 grants and program-related investments this fiscal year totalling $32.4 million. Since MMT began operating in 1982, it has made 5,582 awards for a total of more than $446 million. March 2008 grants/program related investments include: Birth to Three Eugene $235,000 To increase the organization's fundraising capacity and market parent education curricula.