Announcing our Spring 2022 General Fund Grantees!

This spring, our 10 grantmakers read through more than 100 applications to pick this cycle's grantees.

In a typical cycle, we grant out roughly $200,000 to 17-20 organizations across the state. This spring, thanks to our newly launched Donor-in-Movement Fund program, which moves 50% of an annual investment to our grantmaking program, we were able to fund 31 organizations with roughly $450,000—more than double what we typically grant out! 

These 31 fantastic organizations are working towards prison abolition, community restoration after fires in Southern Oregon, providing education and job training, gun safety, preserving Indigenous culture, continuing Pride celebrations in rural cities, providing resources for trans and gender diverse community members, and so much more. 

More than 70% of our Spring grantees are BIPOC-led. Another 34% are run by LGBTQSIA+. And nearly 70% are from outside the Portland Metro area. 

Join us in celebrating and learning more about all of them and the incredible work they do in service to the movement for justice.

 

Spring 2022 General Fund Grants

Organization

Purpose

Amount 

Beaverton Black Parent Union

For creating community, advocacy for

culturally relevant resources, and support the success and well-being of Black students within the Beaverton School District. 

$15,000

Beyond These Walls

For multi-strategy work towards prison abolition and liberation for all. BTW is the only organization in Oregon working with and being led by LGBTQ incarcerated people. 

$15,000

Brown Girl Rise

For BIPOC youth-led organizing; BGR is educating, and engaging young girls*, providing safe spaces for togetherness and creativity, and changing narratives about joy and celebration.  

$15,000

Civil Liberties Defense Center

To support movements that seek to dismantle political and economic structures at the root of social inequality and environmental destruction with the use of litigation, education, legal, and strategic resources.

$8,000

Coalición Fortaleza

To restore the Latino/a/x and indigenous communities and neighborhoods of the Rogue Valley in the form of resident-owned communities (ROC’s), cooperative housing models or other permanent housing solutions to grow autonomy, restore social capital, and ensure a long-term solution to the housing and climate crisis.

$15,000

Dignity Village

To provide shelter, basic needs, and a social network for people experiencing houselessness, and serve as a pioneer model for community self-determination and self-empowerment.

$15,000

East Portland Resilience Coalition 

To create a healthier more resilient environment for East Portland by responding to disruptive events like the pandemic, environmental disparities, and climate change impacts.

$15,000

Edúcate Ya

To educate Latinx people in Portland to navigate U.S. systems to gain access to better jobs and healthcare, and help them become leaders in American society.

$15,000

Escudo Latino

To support immigrants by claiming space for Latinx community where policies are formulated and build connections, trust, influence within and for Latinx community.

$10,000

Freedom To Thrive

To abolish punishment-based carceral systems through transformative organizing, strategic partnerships and convening shared learning spaces.

$13,000

Gather Repertory

For a brand new theatre company to create relevant, worthwhile theatre and respond as artists, allies, and caring community members to homophobic and racist events in Newberg.

$10,000

Gordly Burch Center for Black Leadership and Civic Engagement

To explore and honor the history of Black leaders and movements in Oregon and work to increase the number of Black leaders and  policy makers across Oregon.

$15,000

Komemma Cultural Protection Association (KCPA)

To involve Native youth in awareness of their culture and traditions using research, education and public demonstrations of cultural knowledge.

$10,000

Latinos Unidos Siempre

To empower and develop the leadership of marginalized youth through social, political and cultural development, to combat and abolish systems of oppression.

$15,000

Next Up

For leadership development and civic engagement of young people, and organizing around youth-affecting policies. 

$15,000

Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment

To carry on time-honored sustainable environmental practices in the tradition of the Nimiipuu by facilitating and organizing activities to protect, enhance, and promote mother earth.

$15,000

Oregon Futures Lab Education Fund

For engagement, training and ongoing support of BIPOC civic and political leaders.

$15,000

Oregon Alliance for Gun Safety Foundation

To advance evidence-based solutions to the crisis of gun violence in collaboration with community leaders and issue experts.

$8,420

Oregon Native American Chamber

To advance educational and economic opportunities for Native Americans in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

$13,000

Oregon Recovers

To transform the existing fractured and incomplete addiction recovery system into a comprehensive continuum of care which recognizes addiction as a chronic disease requiring a lifetime of attention.

$13,000

Pacific Northwest Council of Water Protectors (PNWCWP)

To protect our sacred water and maintain the sovereignty of tribal nations.

$15,000

Portland All Nations Canoe Family

To preserve Indigenous culture by nurturing families and protecting water.

$15,000

Portland Indigenous Marketplace

To support indigenous artists and entrepreneurs by providing barrier-free, culturally respectful spaces that encourage cultural resilience and economic sustainability.

$15,000

Raíces de Bienestar

To improve and strengthen mental health and emotional wellbeing of the Latinx community through culturally grounded, evidence-based practices, interventions, education, and capacity building activities. 

$15,000

Red Earth Descendants

To preserve indigenous knowledge, values and traditions by joining youth, families and elders in collaborative community projects and gatherings based on traditional practices that also dismantle racism and form a structure for decolonizing oppression.

$13,000

Red Lodge Transition Services

To prevent and reduce incarceration among Native Americans.

$15,000

Southern Oregon Coast Pride

To address the need for continuing Pride celebrations in our local rural community.

$13,580

The Kijani Collective

A coalition of Black environmental subject matter experts who are intent on facilitating systems change using project-based training and development.

$15,000

TransPonder

To provide support, resources, and education for the trans/gender diverse community and its allies in Lane County, rural communities and statewide.

$15,000

Tribal Democracy Project

To empower our communities to become engaged and active in the democratic process.

$15,000

United Pendleton Pride

A local 2SLGBTQIA+ community group that has hosted a Pride Parade for the last 2 years in Pendleton.

$7,000

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