County’s Small Grants Program awards $250K to serve vulnerable populations

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Clackamas County Commissioners have announced the recipient organizations of $250,000 for the 2019 Small Grants Program.

This is the 11th consecutive year Clackamas County has offered this critical program to help local nonprofits that provide services to vulnerable populations living within the county.

Some of the recipients and projects include:

  • Clackamas Service Center ($15,000): Funds the purchase of a refrigerated truck.
  • Foothills Church Resource Center ($13,000): Funds the purchase and installation of a walk-in cooler.
  • The Father’s Heart Ministry ($13,000): Funds the coverage of the current shower program and increase it by 9.5 hours per week.
  • The Canby Center ($12,114): Funds the installation of doors to increase security and temperature/pest control

Projects selected for funding demonstrate either the ability to become self-supporting or are a much-needed one-time expense. This year, 38 groups were selected for grants ranging from $250 to $15,000.

This was also the second year that the program gave priority to projects serving populations located within the county’s Community Prosperity Collaborative – Canby, Estacada and Milwaukie. Twenty-two organizations receiving project funding for specific areas of the county. Of those, 13 serve these areas.

The county received 95 applications this year. Organizations receiving grants are required to show how funds are used. This continual evaluation includes reviews of service levels and performance measures.

This year’s additional 34 awardees, and their respective funded projects, are:

  • Albertina Kerr Centers Foundation
  • American Legion Post 180
  • American Military Encouragement Network
  • Angels in the Outfield
  • Ant Farm
  • Aurora Transitional Shelter Ministry
  • CASA of Clackamas County
  • Christ the Vine Lutheran Church
  • Clackamas Community College
  • Clackamas Fire District #1
  • Clackamas Women's Services
  • Colton Helping Hands, Inc.
  • Estacada Area Food Bank
  • Evangelical Ministerial Association of Greater Estacada
  • Exceed Enterprises
  • Good Roots Community Garden
  • HOPE Pantry, UMC
  • King’s Cupboard
  • Life Christian Center
  • Lions Foundation of West Linn
  • Oak Hill Presbyterian Church
  • Our House of Portland
  • The Pongo Fund
  • Project Lemonade
  • River of Life Center
  • Sandy Community Action Center
  • Sleep in Heavenly Peace OR -- Canby
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Brown Bagg Project
  • Society of St. Vince de Paul – Portland Council
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Resurrection Conference
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul – St. Aloysius Conference
  • Thelma's Place
  • Trauma Intervention Program
  • West Linn Food Pantry

More information is available online about the Small Grants Program at www.clackamas.us/bcc/smallgrants.html.

Members of the media and public seeking more information can contact Caroline Hill in the County Administration office at CarolineHill@clackamas.us or 503-655-8261.

Contact: Scott Anderson, Public and Government Affairs
Phone: 503-655-8752
Email: sanderson@clackamas.us