The Meyer Memorial Trust in Portland, Oregon, has announced twenty grants totaling nearly $3.2 million to nonprofits across the state.
Through its initiative to provide leadership development opportunities for communities of color — a program that grew out of the crowdsourced ideas4Oregon campaign — the trust awarded two-year grants of $225,000 to six organizations. The recipients of those grants — Oregon LEAD, the African Leadership Development Project at IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization), the Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Institute at IRCO, Uchastije i Podderzhka/Slavic Project Coalition at IRCO, Oregon Unid@s, and the African American Leadership Academy of the Portland African American Leadership Forum — will use them to implement and expand culturally specific leadership development projects that build social capital and provide leadership within and outside racial and ethnic communities. The trust also awarded $225,000 to the Coalition of Communities of Color, which is based at the Native American Youth and Family Center, to administer the work of the other grantees.
Other grants were awarded to St. Andre Bessette Catholic Church ($200,000), the Deschutes Basin Land Trust ($159,500), the Serendipity Center ($140,950), Artists Repertory Theatre ($125,000), J Bar J Youth Services ($100,000), and Building Healthy Families ($93,400).
For a complete list of recipients, visit the Meyer Memorial Trust Web site.