Meyer Memorial Trust Announces $3.6 Million in Grants

The in Portland, Oregon, has announced grants totaling more than $3.6 million to twenty-seven nonprofit organizations in the areas of the arts and culture, housing, human services, and the social sector.

October grant recipients include the , which was awarded a supporting grant of $340,000 for the symphony’s 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons; the , which will receive $150,000 to launch a major child abuse prevention campaign in urban and rural communities in Clackamas County; the r in Portland, which was awarded $500,000 for the development of a new Asian health center as part of the Lents Town Center revitalization; and the , which was awarded $130,000 in support of a pilot project that will provide permanent rent assistance to prevent the displacement of  African-American seniors from inner Portland neighborhoods.

Additional grants awarded by the trust include $25,000 to the in Roseburg to support a temporary fundraising staff increase following a significant community event in Roseburg; $150,000 to the in Washington, D.C. in support of its Center for Equity and Inclusion; $5,000 to the in Portland for the ; and $314,000 to Seattle-based in support of a mentorship program that prepares professionals from underrepresented communities for careers in the philanthropic sector.

In addition to the grants, the trust announced that it will publically outline its general funding strategies for its new programs in December and that it will provide additional information, including details, application criteria, and timelines early in the new year.

"." Meyer Memorial Trust Press Release 10/28/2015.