Read full information here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/brfs/article/657351
Congratulations to the awardees!
The following community-based nonprofits have been awarded funds:
African Youth and Community Organization
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon Communities United Fund
As the Spirit Moves
Coalition of Communities of Color
Fair Housing Council
Immigrant Refugee Community Organization, Africa House
Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling
Lutheran Community Services Northwest
OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon
The competitive grant funding opportunity received 65 applications, totaling over $2.1Million dollars in ask. Grant applications varied in size of ask from $1,000 up to the full amount allowable per applicant of $35,000. The breadth and scope of applicants revealed a serious need, and a desire for, community response to address the increasing rise in hate speech and crimes. The grant review committee was comprised of community members and City staff. The committee balanced many priorities in the review process, including geographic location, specific vulnerable communities served, as well as trying to fund as many groups possible within the allotted $350,000 appropriation. ”We need to stand together as a community to help make Portland a safer and more welcoming place for all of us,” stated Commissioner Eudaly, the Commissioner in Charge of the Office of Neighborhood Involvement. The grant funding is for one year ending in June of 2018.