Affordable Housing Initiative – Year One Evaluation

When Meyer’s current five-year Affordable Housing Initiative (AHI) launched in 2014, it felt audacious. We worked with the field to craft a refreshed framework of strategies, aimed towards innovation, systems change and the leveraging of resources.

Meyer, Housing Opportunities

Engaged Partner Focused on Equity

While I am a self-acknowledged evangelist, I recognize that “equity” is radical thinking in some circles. But for me, and at Meyer, equity has become the driving force in how we approach our work.

Announcement, Awards

10 minutes to help Meyer invest in equitable education in Oregon

Since arriving in January, I’ve been focused on developing Meyer’s investment strategy to improve educational equity in Oregon. Now I’m hoping you will weigh in at Oregon’s Kitchen Table. The survey is available in both English and Spanish.

Redesign, Equitable Education

How much should I apply for in the Healthy Environment portfolio?

We have covered more than a thousand miles visiting Oregon’s four corners to talk to folks about the goals of Meyer’s Healthy Environment portfolio and the new funding opportunities for 2016.


Oh, the places you’ll go!

I just topped off a whirlwind of travel over the past month with a trip to my hometown, the Twin Cities.


Your Questions About Affordable Housing

By now, word about Meyer’s new 2016 Funding Opportunities has been out over a month. We’ve held over 25 information sessions — with more scheduled here — and logged a few thousand miles crisscrossing Oregon.


Get the information you need to apply

The Building Community portfolio, along with two other Meyer portfolios, recently announced funding opportunities to help Oregon’s communities increase their collective capacity to improve conditions for communities of color, Oregonians living on low incomes and other historically marginalized populations.


Listening to You

In March, Meyer staff has visited more than a dozen communities and connected with nearly 1,000 people representing the diversity of Oregon’s nonprofits, public educational institutions, government and Tribal agencies.

Partnerships, Equitable Education

How Do You Imagine Equity?

As philanthropy has begun to shift the conversation from equality towards equity, we’ve seen (and experienced at Meyer) the challenges of accurately conveying the complex goals of equity in a way that is simple and easily understandable.


Individual Difference vs. Structural Inequality: What’s Wrong With Equity/Equality Images?

So you’ve probably heard about the illustration contest Meyer and Northwest Health Foundation launched a few months ago, to help identify images from Oregonian artists that further the discourse on equity.