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February 2008 grant awards announced
Topics: Grant Announcements
At the February program meeting, MMT's trustees made 45 awards for nearly $3.3 million. Grassroots Grants accounted for 31 grants, while the bulk of the funds were made under the Responsive Grants and Program Related Investment programs.
These awards bring the total for the current fiscal year (which began April 1, 2007) to 300 for $26.5 million and the total since MMT began operating in 1982 to 5,563 awards for $440.3 million.
February awards include:
3D Center for Art and Photography
For outreach tools to increase general audience and classroom participation.
Astor Street Opry Company
For building renovation and safety improvements for its new facility.
Baker School District
For building materials and equipment for an after school home repair program for at-risk middle school students.
For staff support to expand a home therapy program serving children with autism.
Catholic Community Services of Western Washington
To recruit and train volunteers to provide transportation for low-income elderly and disabled clients.
Center for Appropriate Transport
To introduce youth to mountain biking.
Central Cascade Lines
For improved wheelchair access transportation for residents of rural southern Deschutes County.
Cobb Street Children’s Learning Center
For losses incurred when its facilities were damaged by flooding from a broken city water main.
Community Cycling Center
To assist with the relocation of CCC's administrative offices.
Community Development Network of Multnomah County
For costs associated with a merger with Association of Oregon Community Development Organizations.
Community Partners for Affordable Housing
To help purchase permanent office space.
Cornucopia Arts Council
For a summer youth arts program serving rural eastern Oregon.
Deaf Education Advocates Foundation
To develop marketing tools and assist the board with fundraising.
$150,000 PRI loan and $5,000 grant
To expand the organization's certification capacity.
For a truck to increase the organization's ability to receive larger electronic equipment donations.
Friends of South Slough Reserve
To improve visitor access between the South Slough interpretive center and the wetlands estuary.
Friends of the Cornelius Public Library
For books, audio and video material to improve the Spanish language and culture program.
Friends of the Newport Senior Activity Center
To install restrooms in the Center's lower level to make the facility more accessible.
Friends of the Umatilla Public Library
For help build a public library in a civic building in downtown Umatilla.
To continue the development of Open Source knowledge management software.
Hood River Valley Residents Committee
For equipment, supplies and materials for a sustainable agriculture community outreach program.
City of Newport
For a mentoring program for disadvantaged/homeless youth.
Northwest Business Committee for the Arts
To implement a program that matches business professionals with nonprofit arts organizations to provide business support.
Northwest Catholic Counseling Center
For furnishings and equipment for additional counseling and administrative offices.
Northwest Earth Institute
For technology to assist with fundraising efforts.
Old Slocum House Theatre Company
To support Vancouver's only youth summer theater program.
To help support and expand this organization's work in drug and alcohol abuse prevention.
Oregon State University Extension, Master Gardeners
To install a restroom facility at the Discovery Garden site outside Roseburg.
Oregon Toxics Alliance
For an outreach program to build grassroots advocacy for policies that reduce pesticide use near schools.
Parks and Recreation Foundation of Clark County
To help develop a strategic planning and an implementation process.
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia/Willamette
$1,000,000 PRI loan and $500,000 grant
To support development of a new regional service center in northeast Portland.
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
To support the Time-Based Art Festival.
Raphael House of Portland
For a comprehensive advocacy center at this domestic violence shelter.
Sauvie Island Center
For technical assistance to develop a strategic plan.
For a marketing and outreach program.
Southern Oregon Land Conservancy
To increase the organization's fundraising capacity and coordination.
Stayton Public Library Foundation
For shelving, display cases and computer equipment to complete a facility expansion.
Tears of Joy Theatre
For elementary school performances in 41 rural Oregon schools.
Technical Assistance for Community Services
For Nonprofit Association of Oregon dues.
To facilitate planning among land trusts leading to a statewide coalition.
Lane County Food Coalition, Edible City Resource Center
For a campaign to increase public awareness of the benefit of buying food from local sources.
YMCA of Klamath County
To replace a broken heat exchanger.
To help this organization that provides support to homeless women and children in Clark County.