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ROSE Community Development Corporation used a $125,000 grant from Meyer Memorial Trust in July 2012 to support its economic development work in outer southeast Portland. ROSE CDC’s 1planet Marketing Program pairs youth from different cultures with professional marketing mentors to provide outreach for small businesses in this part of the Portland metropolitan area that is struggling economically. The professional development and work experience help these students transition from high school to full time work.
De Paul Treatment Centers received $295,000 from Meyer Memorial Trust in 2010 to start the Integrated Family Therapy Program. Using both single-family therapy sessions and family support groups, the program provides family therapy to clients of De Paul’s residential and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment programs.
When Johnny – and Jill – come marching home from war they shouldn't have to sleep in the woods. They have stepped forward, volunteering to put themselves in harm's way – for us. And, no matter the risks or hardships, they have served us well. No wonder the President has said that our nation's most sacred obligation is to its Veterans.
Thanks in part to a grant of $250,000 from Meyer Memorial Trust, Linfield College successfully completed the year-long renovation of T.J. Day Hall on its McMinnville campus. The renovation transformed 25,000 square feet of unused space into the home of four academic departments (business, economics, English, and philosophy) and the Linfield Center for the Northwest. The expansion increased campus classroom space by 8,500 square feet (27%).
With the help of a $100,000 grant from Meyer Memorial Trust in February of 2012, St. Vincent de Paul transformed an abandoned roller rink in Oakridge into a valuable community resource that includes a retail thrift store, laundromat, business incubator and social service center.
A $300,000 grant from Meyer Memorial Trust in 2011 helped La Clinica fund a 34-chair dental clinic in Medford. The new facility has already doubled La Clinica's dental service capacity to treat 900 new patients. At full capacity, La Clinica estimates the new clinic will allow it to serve over 10,000 patients.In 2011, when La Clinica apllied for a Responsive Grant to Meyer Memorial Trust, the demand for low-cost dental services in Jackson County far exceeded La Clinica's capacity. At one point their waiting list was over 3,500 people long.
MMT gave a $100,000 grant for core support to Cascade AIDS Project in 2010 toward their mission of preventing HIV infections, supporting and empowering people affected and infected by HIV/AIDS, and eliminating HIV/AIDS-related stigma. Founded in 1983, CAP is the oldest and largest community-based provider of HIV services in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The grant was intended to stabilize the organization during a difficult fundraising period amidst the economic recession and help them focus on diversyfying and increasing their fundraising.
In the picture: 27 kindergarteners (and parents) graduate from the Salem/Keizer Coalition for Equality Summer Oral Language Development Program. Thanks to the program, all the children entered Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School reading at grade level.