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October 2007 grants announced
Topics: Grant Announcements
At the October program meeting, MMT's trustees awarded 34 grants for $1,201,417. Thirteen of the awards were Responsive (General Purpose) grants or Program Related Investments, while 21 were Grassroots (Small) grants. This is the last round of grants made under the old system, new rules resulting from our strategic plan will be applied beginning next month.
These awards bring the total number to 5,486 for $426,340,889 since the Trust began operating in 1982. In addition, MMT's assets reached an all time high of $726 million this month.
Responsive (General Purpose) awards incuded:
Archbishop Francis Norbet Blanchet School
For renovation and upgrades to the Wiegand Art Center.
Benton County Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse
To hire a volunteer coordinator to improve service and increase the number of families served.
Christian Help of Gold Beach
To replace a structurally-deficient and water-damaged wall in the thrift store.
Cove School District
To provide school-based health care to students and quarterly health fairs for the community.
Elkton Community Education Center
To help build a library/multipurpose community building.
To help meet increased demand for domestic violence services.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
To pilot a support program for mothers with multiple sclerosis.
Oregon Community Foundation, Crater Lake National Park Trust Fund
To hire a development associate to support expanded educational programs.
Oregon Entrepreneurs Network
For staff to implement the organization's strategic plan.
Oregon University System
To help establish the Oregon BEST (Bio-Economy and Sustainable Technologies) research center.
Portland Community College Foundation
To increase the organization's fundraising capacity.
Portland Habilitation Center
To increase energy efficiency by installing a solar photovoltaic system.
Samaritan Counseling Center
To provide marriage/relationship education in the Portland metropolitan area.
Grassroots (Small) grants included:
Albany Civic Theater
To replace the sound system at this rural community theater.
Astoria Rescue Mission
To renovate a women's shelter.
For equipment upgrades to increase efficiency at this central Oregon organization that educates the public about independent filmmaking.
Clark County Food Bank
To increase capacity at this food bank that provides emergency food assistance throughout Clark County.
Crown Point Country Historical Society
For restoration and archive equipment for this volunteer museum that preserves the history of east Multnomah County.
For board development and strategic planning for this organization that facilitates long-term employment for people with disabilities.
For a middle and high school student financial literacy program.
First Step Parent Child Training Center
To develop a parent education and support resource center in south Douglas County.
Hermiston Public Library
For digital download software for a consortium of public libraries serving rural eastern Oregon.
Mount Hood Repertory Theatre
To increase capacity at this professional theater serving east Multnomah County.
Multicultural Integrated Kidney Education
For board development and strategic planning for this organization that provides education and prevention information about kidney disease.
My Sister's House
For renovations to this emergency transitional home so it can serve more women and children in east Multnomah County.
Oregon Nordic Club, Blue Mountain Chapter
For equipment to increase the amount of groomed snow trails available for free public access in eastern Oregon.
Policy Consensus Initiative
For strategic planning for this organization that helps communities in Oregon develop solutions to social, environmental, and economic issues.
Prevention and Recovery Northwest
For a feasibility study to build capacity for this organization that provides substance abuse prevention and treatment.
Raindrops to Refuge
To support increased fundraising and program development for this organization that preserves and restores natural sites within the city of Sherwood.
For technical assistance to develop a certification program for protection of water quality and endangered fish.
Social Venture Partners Portland
To support a tax-preparation and financial coaching service to encourage working families' increased use of earned income tax credits.
Springdale School Community Association
To repair the heating system in this rural community center that houses a children's theater, historical museum, and other local cultural groups.
Step It Up, Inc.
For board development and strategic planning for this career mentoring and tutoring program for low-income high school students.
Women’s Community Education Project
To support workshops, performances and literary discussions to celebrate and bridge cultural differences among women.
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