Oregon Children’s Dental Health Initiative

Grants Available for Comprehensive School-Based Programs

The Oregon Community Foundation, Northwest Health Foundation, Kaiser Permanente and other funding partners, are pleased to announce two new funding opportunities for comprehensive children’s dental health promotion programs as part of the Oregon Children’s Dental Health Initiative.

Organizations that currently serve students in a school setting and those who seek to start a program to improve oral health outcomes for children in their community are eligible to apply for multi-year grants.

Approximately $2M has been committed to date for these funding opportunities. The funders for this Initiative are actively raising money to be able to support as many new and existing programs as possible throughout Oregon. The number of grants awarded will depend on the number and type of applications submitted and the funds raised.

Letters of intent are encouraged by September 1, 2014 and completed applications must be submitted to OCF by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

How to Apply: The Request for Proposals and application forms are located on OCF’s website at: http://www.oregoncf.org/ocf-initiatives/children-and-families/childrens-dental-health.

Please direct questions to:
Molly Roman
1221 SW Yamhill St. Suite 100
Portland, OR 97205
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Kaiser Permanente Joins Susan G. Komen’s “Poder y Vida” (Power to Live) Initiative to Save Latinas’

Initiative seeks to increase cancer screenings, decrease late-stage breast cancer diagnosis

Portland, Ore., May 29, 2014 – Today, Kaiser Permanente Northwest joins Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington’s “Poder y Vida” (Power to Live) Latina Initiative. The initiative is a five-year project aimed at saving lives by increasing breast cancer screening rates by 10 percent and reducing late-stage breast cancer diagnoses by 14 percent among Latinas in Northwest Oregon.

Click HERE to read the Press Release.

The Oregon Community Foundation Announces New Statewide Arts Education Initiative $560,000 in Grants

OCF has announced a new statewide arts education initiative.

Studio to School is a multi-year grant program to support collaborative projects between schools and community arts organizations to design and deliver sustainable arts education opportunities that have the potential for replication. Through this project, OCF aims to increase arts opportunities for underserved youth in grades K-8 and to support communities in strengthening their ability to offer year-round arts education. Click on the Press Release to see the list of Grants Awarded in the Portland Metropolitan Area of $560,000.

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PGE Foundation awards nearly $400,000 in grants first quarter 2014

The PGE Foundation — Portland General Electric’s corporate foundation — ended first quarter grantmaking with nearly $400,000 in awards to nonprofits that focus on education, arts and culture, and safe and healthy families. Forty-five organizations in the tri-county Portland region, central and eastern Oregon and Salem received $396,815 in grant awards.

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MJ Murdock Announcement - David Austin and Lorin Dunlop to join Trust in June of 2014

The M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust in Vancouver, Washington, is pleased to announce David Austin and Lori Dunlop to join the Trust in June of 2014 as Program Directors. Please enjoy learning more about David and Lorin by reading the press releases. 


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Bank of America Selects Urban League of Portland as Neighborhood Builder Award

Urban League of Portland Selected by Bank of America to Receive $200,000 Neighborhood Building Award for Local Workforce Development Efforts
Urban League selected in a competitive process among top local nonprofits, and will receive leadership training and $200,000 in flexible funding over two years

March 7, 2014 — Portland, OR —The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has selected the Urban League of Portland as its latest Neighborhood Builder® winner. The Builder award entails a $200,000 unrestricted grant as well as advanced leadership training, all of which is awarded to one Portland-area nonprofit each year in a competitive selection process. The Builder program is specifically in support of high-performing nonprofits that have made a significant impact addressing needs related to community development, critical needs or workforce development and education. This is the tenth year of the Builder program in Portland.

“We have a long history of supporting the Urban League of Portland’s mission over the past decade, but it was really last year that our partnership ramped up. Bank of America provided a $25,000 grant to help revive their workforce program and after seeing the results of that investment, combined with the leadership Michael Alexander has brought to the League, we were really inspired to consider other ways we could help this valuable organization,” said Monique Barton, senior vice president of corporate social responsibility at Bank of America in Oregon and southwest Washington. “It’s our hope that this latest $200,000 investment will not only deepen the Urban League’s impact today, but sustain their mission and services well into the future.”

Barton noted that last year’s grant from Bank of America helped the Urban League of Portland serve 129 new clients with job coaching, employment preparation training, job search and placement services and resume preparation for both youth and adults. “We’re excited at what the future holds in terms of the Urban League’s important efforts at breaking down barriers for achieving employment and financial independence,” Barton said.

The Urban League of Portland is one of Oregon’s oldest civil rights organizations. Its mission is to help empower African Americans and other Oregonians to achieve equality in education, employment and economic security.

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