From: Pam Girtman, Clackamas County Public and Government Affairs, 503-742-4353 Date: 11-1-12

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Clackamas County Commissioners decide on small grants non-profit recipients

Clackamas County Commissioners have announced their decisions on the winners of the small grants they selected Tuesday, Oct. 30.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Board of Commissioners has allocated $200,000 toward the Small Grants program. The county received 57 applications totaling $697,748.45. This program supports agencies that are making an effort to develop and implement innovative projects that would address the following goal:

The goals of the program are to help the county's most vulnerable families and seniors and others to meet their basic needs such as food assistance and abuse prevention.

The following organizations and their projects will receive these grant totals by the end of the calendar year:

  • Building Blocks for Kids, From Wish to Reality and emergency assistance; $7,000
  • Child Advocates Inc., Voices for Children, $5,983
  • Clackamas County Children's Commission (two requests), access to services and meeting basic needs – Healthy Start; $20,000
  • Clackamas County Children's Commission (two requests), access to services and meeting basic needs – Head Start; $8,000
  • Clackamas Service Center, food services and warehousing job training program, $10,000
  • Colton Helping Hands, supplemental food purchase program, $5,000
  • Elders in Action, speakers bureau, $2,000
  • Estacada Area Food Bank, Feeding the Hungry, $5,000
  • Exceed Enterprises, work futures program for adults with developmental disabilities, $9,358
  • Family Stepping Stones, 100-percent growth initiative, $25,000
  • Feed the Hungry Inc., range and exhaust hood replacement, $10,000
  • HOPE of Oregon City, food pantry protein enhancement, $8,000
  • Hoodland Senior Center, new van, $4,700
  • King's Cupboard, fresh produce supplement, $3,500
  • Los Ninos Cuentan, support groups and emergency shelter of survivors of domestic violence, $15,000
  • Love in the Name of Christ, Pathways to Hope, $10,000
  • North Clackamas Education Foundation, North Clackamas Family Support Center Food Pantry, $4,000
  • Northwest Family Services, Clackamas County Oral Health Outreach, $8,000
  • Options Counseling, ASIST suicide prevention training for Options Counseling clinical staff, $3,466
  • Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation, mobile health screening program for Clackamas County, $6,993
  • Pioneer Community Center, minivan purchase, $4,000
  • St. Vincent de Paul/St. John the Baptist Church, utilities assistance fund, $5,000
  • The Inn Home, host home, $5,000
  • WICCO, youth to work, $5,000
  • WOAPE Inc., AntFarm Café and Bakery, $10,000

For more information on the program or grants, call 503-655-8261.

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