2020 Responsive Program Grants

Projects that received Responsive Program Grant funds from November 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020.

Centro Cultural Del Condado De Washington (Centro Cultural, Cornelius) 
$1,000 in support of Edad De Oro, a senior program that serves 100 low-income, primarily Spanish-speaking Latinx people who are over 60 years old.

COCC Afrocentric Studies Club- Red Door Project (Central Oregon Community College Foundation, Bend)
$1,000 in support of Central Oregon Community College’s Afrocentric Studies club whose mission is to increase awareness of black culture amongst our student members and to also connect and respond to community issues that affect communities of color. For this reason we have embarked on this ambitious project to bring the Red Door Project “Evolve” production to Central Oregon.

We Are What We Eat: A Food & Race Workshop (Resolutions NW & Manar Alattar, Venue Barnes, and Maggie Michaels, Portland) 
$1,000 in support of a food and race workshop centered around communities of color and how they are being most impacted by inequity in our national and global food systems. The training is developed through a partnership between a group of local food activists and Resolutions Northwest. 

Oregon Native American Language Youth Fair Seminars (Celebrating Traditions; Native American Arts and Cultures, La Pine)
$1,000 in support of language Seminars in preparation for the First Annual Oregon Native American Language Youth Fair. These seminars are for the tribal Language Departments and their language instructors for each tribe.

Hmong Community Conversation on Violence and Healing (APANO, Portland) 
$1,000 in support of an open and reflective dialogue in the Hmong community in response to tragic events including murder suicides, gang violence and the most recent shooting in Fresno, CA that took 4 Hmong men’s lives. 

Thursday Night Talks (Clatsop County Historical Society, Astoria)
$1,000 in support of exploring under-examined and often challenging components of area history, the Clatsop County Historical Society (CCHS) is proposing to generate programming that addresses how issues of racial inequity, poverty, policing, and addiction have manifested within Astoria and the broader Clatsop County as both historical and contemporary challenges.

Imagining Indigenous Resistance (Nightingale Gallery: Eastern Oregon Foundation, La Grande)
$1,000 in support of an exhibit on Indigenous perspectives. As a public art space in La Grande occupying former tribal lands, the Nightingale Gallery has a responsibility to serve as a platform for public discourse on issues facing Indigenous people. The exhibition centers the experiences of Indigenous people and Pacific Islanders.

Hiroshima Peace Tree Initiative: A reconciliation project (Klamath Falls City Schools, Klamath Falls) 
$1,000 in support of an initiative as part of an evening that commemorates the end of WWII, the planting of two Hiroshima Peace trees, and the bringing together of our community, and its responses to the impact of WWII and its implications today as we search for common ground. May is also the National Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month.

Portland Through a Latinx Lens (Portland Through a Latinx Lens via SE Uplift, Portland)
$1,000 in support of the creation of opportunities that bring folks from diverse backgrounds together to learn about the intricacies of being Latinx in Portland, as well as to engage, connect and empower Latinx folks in our communities. We aim to encourage the engagement and connection of Latinx people and our broader community in meaningful conversations, and to celebrate and frame the culture and heritage of Latin Americans.

Miss Juneteenth Oregon Program (Juneteenth Oregon, Gresham)
$1,000 in support of workshops that provide education, tools, and resources to help youth build resilience, gain confidence and make positive life choices. We aim to empower black and brown youth in Oregon and SW Washington. Our leadership development curriculum helps youth develop skills to intentionally and positively influence the actions of others through a culturally-specific lens. We emphasize not only learning about leadership but practicing leadership through entrepreneurship and service learning opportunities in the community.

Capturing Conversation: Stakeholder Share about Summer Lake (PLAYA, Summer Lake)
$1,000 in support of micro-events in which participants previously tapped for their expertise in water-resource issues and Summer Lake area knowledge share additional perspectives for filming. The ideas and issues to be discussed will focus on how we can mutually and individually live and work in the Summer Lake basin and Lake County. 

Community Rituals of Grief and Renewal (Ashland BIPOC Sanctuary via Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Ashland)
$1,000 in support of the BIPOC sanctuary to hold grief rituals to provide a healing space that is welcoming to communities of color in conjunction with trained WOC (Women of Color) grief facilitators from Tending the Threshold. 

Immigration and Deportation - Lao Nationals (IU Mienh Association of Oregon via East Portland Neighbors, Portland)
$1,000 in support of the Iu Mienh Association of Oregon for community  engagement and outreach, cultural preservation projects. The grant will support a community informational session and legal clinic concerning deportations for Lao nationals.

#HomeBoundBroadway (Tower Theatre Foundation, Bend)
$1,000 in support of  the #HomeboundBroadway program that invites our theatre audiences to submit videos of their own performance of a favorite Broadway number. It allows  individuals and families sequestered during this COVID-19 to be creative, and to share something they love with their neighbors through our online forum. 

Muse Club Program (World Muse, Bend)
$1,000 in support of Muse Club Programs encourage and support youth to become social change leaders in their school and communities. With students now schooling from home, we will begin providing our Muse Club Programming to middle and high school students via online platforms.



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