Read about the grants awarded in the 2013 cycle to help residents of Northwest Portland enjoy vibrant, accessible and physically distinct places to live, work and play.
Sixteen Projects to benefit residents, protect nature in Northwest Portland
On Dec. 13 2012, the Metro Council approved a $79,000 care package for non-profits that serve local residents and restore sensitive habitat in Northwest and a slice of North Portland. Funds will result in direct aid to some of the most fragile people and places in the area.
"Metro’s common sense approach as a funder helps local residents reclaim their place as change-makers in the community," said Greg Madden, a representative of the Northwest Industrial Neighborhood Area and one of six community activists who has worked with Burkholder the past four years to review and select projects to fund. "These grants inspire residents to think local and act local."
The 2013 cycle marks the 19th year Metro has invested grant funds in the community through the program. In that time, more than $3.2 million has been awarded to help fund 330 neighborhood improvement projects.
Forest Park Conservancy
$10,000 – Greater Forest Park Conservation Initiative (restoration and assessment efforts)
$15,000 – Outdoor play project
Golden Harvesters, Inc.
$2,000 – Equipment for new food pantry store in Cathedral Park
Lift Urban Portland
$3,000 – Sustaining Community Garden Feeds Body and Soul project
Lines for Life
$3,000 – Anti-bullying programming for children and their parents at Friendly House Community Center
Meals on Wheels People
$5,000 – Two Rivers senior nutrition program
$4,300 – Upgrade office equipment (copier and computers)
Portland Festival Symphony
$6,000 - free classical music concert in Cathedral Park
Rebuilding Together Portland
$5,500 – Repair and rehabilitation projects
Sauvie Island Center
$5,000 – Farm to school and back again project
Store To Door or Oregon
$2,500 - grocery shopping and delivery service for seniors and disabled people
Tears of Joy Theater
$2,000 – North Portland community family festival and parade puppet project
Tsuga Community Commission
$4,000 – Neighborhood PLACE: parks, learning and community enhancement
2012 Recommended Slate of Awards
Download the 2012 Recommended Slate
During the 2011 funding cycle, Metro invested $68,500 into 12 local neighborhood improvement projects.
Download the 2011 Grant Project Highlights report
During the 2010 funding cycle, Metro invested $105,000 into 27 local neighborhood improvement projects.
Download the 2010 outcomes summary
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