Meyer Memorial Trust Announces $3.7 Million in Grants

The in Portland, Oregon, has announced twenty-seven grants totaling nearly $3.7 million in the areas of the arts and culture, education, environmental conservation, health, housing and human services, public affairs, and youth.

Grants awarded through the foundation's program include $125,000 to the in support of programs designed to ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons in Oregon are granted all their rights as citizens; $157,800 to the KBOO Foundation to help independent community radio station boost its listenership and supporter base in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Marion, Columbia, Hood River, Benton, and Clark counties; $200,000 to to expand girls-focused enrichment programming in Oregon and southwest Washington; and $200,000 to to purchase and transform a former strip club into a community space in Portland's Cully neighborhood.

In addition, the trust awarded a number of grants through its , which was founded in 2008 to assist groups working to improve the health of the river and its tributaries. Recipients include the in Eugene, which was awarded a grant of $71,861 in support of a floodplain habitat restoration project at Snag Boat Bend and Sam Daws Landing on the Upper Willamette River; the in Corvallis, which will receive a grant of $110,171 for the third phase of a floodplain forest restoration project at Luckiamute State Natural Area, midway between Independence and Albany; and in Corvallis, which was awarded $55,000 to collect and integrate data on Willamette River fishes and their habitats. In addition, the trust awarded an emergency grant of $25,000 to the Portland-based to help the company get through an unexpected disruption of its operations.

For a complete list of grant , visit the MMT website.

"." Meyer Memorial Trust Press Release 01/04/2014.