Meyer Memorial Trust Awards Nearly $4 Million in Grants

The Meyer Memorial Trust in Portland, Oregon, has announced eighteen grants totaling nearly $4 million to nonprofit organizations working to advance arts and culture, community food systems, education, environmental conservation, housing and human services, and youth programs in the Pacific Northwest.

Grants and awards announced by the trust include a low-interest loan of $750,000 and a $400,000 grant to help Pacific Northwest College of Art renovate a historic building in Portland's Old Town that will serve as the college's main building. Grants and loans awarded through the trust's Responsive Grants/PRIs program include $400,000 to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association for construction of a production center for designing, building, and storing sets; $350,000 to the Linn-Benton Community College Foundation for renovation of a training facility for a new advanced transportation technology center; and $80,000 to the Clatsop County Women's Resource Center in operating support as it completes a leadership transition.

Through its Community Food Systems program, the trust also awarded $220,000 to Aging Community Coordinated Enterprises Supportive Services and $200,000 to Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development to strengthen local and regional food systems. And it awarded an $85,000 grant to the Bonneville Environmental Foundation to implement a comprehensive monitoring program for the Model Watershed Program, and $30,000 in in-kind support to the Tides Center in San Francisco in support of the Willamette River Initiative.

For a complete list of grant recipients, visit the Meyer Memorial Trust Web site.

"May 2013 Awards Announced." Meyer Memorial Trust Press Release 05/22/2013.