At its August program meeting, Meyer Memorial Trust awarded 17 grants and two program-related investments (PRIs), totaling just over $3.2 million for organizations working across Oregon.
From the announcement:
- Eleven grants and a PRI, totaling $1.8 million, and representing 58 percent of all MMT funding awarded in August, fall under the category of human services: Those include a grant of $138,000 for the Diversifying Voices program, which supports new leaders focused on housing policy in Oregon, and a $252,00 three-year grant to support capacity building at Latino Network.
- One award, totaling $58,000, focuses on conservation and the environment: the grant will help build organizational capacity at the North Coast Land Conservancy.
- Two grants and a PRI, amounting to $875,000, are health-related. A $250,000 grant and a $500,000 program related investment support Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare’s work at the Garlington Center in Northeast Portland.
- Two arts and culture grants, equal to 10 percent of the August awards, total $320,000. One of the grants, for $200,000, celebrates Wisdom of the Elders, a two-decade old Native cultural organization that works in Clackamas, Lincoln, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington and Yamhill counties.
- Two grants, totaling $160,000, for 5 percent of this award batch, focus on social benefit, including one that supports core training at culturally specific grassroots organizations across Oregon.