Awards Database

Since 1982, Meyer has awarded grants and program-related investments totaling more than $814 million to more than 3,380 organizations around the Pacific Northwest. Today, Meyer focuses on work in Oregon in four areas Oregonians have identified as crucial to making the state better for all its residents: housing, education, the environment and building stronger communities.

Awards Since Inception

38
Years
9,825
Awards
$814m
Awarded

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This awards database includes more than 9,000 grant awards Meyer Memorial Trust has made since 1982. Use the filters below or search to refine your view.

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Awardee
Year
Type
Amount
Portfolio
Coalition of Communities of Color
2019
$4,000
Equitable Education
Duration of Award
4 months
To build relationships between the four regional superintendents of color, leaders from the Coalition of Communities of Color and philanthropic leaders for the purpose of increasing opportunity for students of color in the Portland region
Grant
Greenbelt Land Trust
2019
$39,600
Healthy Environment
Duration of Award
23 months
To advance diversity, equity and inclusion within The Confluence, a collaborative of conservation groups in the Corvallis area, and to ensure the design of its new shared space will support the group’s collaborative vision
Grant
Initiative
Willamette River Initiative
Mt. Scott Park Center for Learning
2019
$15,000
Equitable Education
Duration of Award
10 months
To develop a comprehensive fundraising strategy
Grant
Benton Soil and Water Conservation District
2019
$40,000
Healthy Environment
Duration of Award
24 months
To support the Willamette Mainstem Cooperative, a partnership of landowners, conservation agencies and nonprofits working to restore habitat along the Willamette River between Corvallis and Albany
Grant
Initiative
Willamette River Initiative
Long Tom Watershed Council
2019
$40,000
Healthy Environment
Duration of Award
12 months
To hire a coordinator for the Upper Willamette Stewardship Network, a new collaborative of watershed conservation groups working in the Eugene area
Grant
Initiative
Willamette River Initiative
OPAL
2019
$25,000
Healthy Environment
Duration of Award
12 months
For technical assistance to operationalize OPAL’s gender justice commitment with training, coaching and planning support to integrate new practices for healing and transformation
Grant
MRG Foundation
2019
$55,000
Meyer Designated Program
Duration of Award
12 months
For a comprehensive strategic planning process among staff, board, grantees, donors and community supporters in Oregon and to support relationship building with activists and donors across the state and the philanthropic sector
Grant
Verde
2019
$143,750
Healthy Environment
Duration of Award
7 months
To support early program design work of the City of Portland Clean Energy Fund by the nonprofit organizations that led the effort to establish it
Grant
Willamette Riverkeeper
2019
$159,334
Healthy Environment
Duration of Award
35 months
For aquatic habitat restoration at the slough in Minto-Brown Island Park, the largest park in Salem
Grant
Initiative
Willamette River Initiative
Center for Diversity and the Environment
2019
$110,472
Healthy Environment
Duration of Award
15 months
To support a diversity, equity and inclusion training cohort of Willamette River conservation organizations and the new Willamette River Network
Grant
Initiative
Willamette River Initiative
Center for Food Safety
2019
$160,000
Healthy Environment
Duration of Award
24 months
Support TypeProject Support
Counties ServedStatewide
For a collaborative effort to reduce the negative environmental and community impacts of factory farm dairies and prevent the expansion of these farms in Oregon
Grant
Population
  • Indigenous communities and tribes
  • People living on low incomes
  • People of color
Housing Development Center
2019
$115,900
Housing Opportunities
Duration of Award
12 months
Counties ServedStatewide
To support a partnership with Vermont Energy Investment Corporation and Proud Ground to harness the quality and cost advantages of modular construction, zero-energy design, and land-trust financing to provide permanently affordable homeownership opportunities in rural Oregon.
Grant
Initiative
Affordable Housing Initiative
SquareOne Villages
2019
$125,000
Housing Opportunities
Duration of Award
12 months
Counties ServedStatewide
To support research and development of a new Community Land Trust, a limited equity cooperative hybrid ownership model for tiny homes, and to identify creative methods for financing and scaling this long-term, community-based affordable housing option
Grant
Initiative
Affordable Housing Initiative
Community Alliance of Tenants
2019
$195,000
Housing Opportunities
Duration of Award
24 months
To extend CAT's reach across the state as a source of reliable information and support for renters experiencing housing instability
Grant
BRIDGE Housing Corporation
2019
$95,000
Housing Opportunities
Duration of Award
12 months
Counties Served
  • Baker
  • Benton
  • Clackamas
  • Clatsop
  • Columbia
  • Coos
  • Crook
  • Curry
  • Deschutes
  • Douglas
  • Harney
  • Hood River
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Josephine
  • Klamath
  • Lake
  • Lane
  • Lincoln
  • Linn
  • Malheur
  • Marion
  • Multnomah
  • Polk
  • Sherman
  • Tillamook
  • Umatilla
  • Union
  • Wasco
  • Washington
  • Yamhill
To support identifying viable approaches to financing affordable housing development using Opportunity Zone investments while stabilizing neighborhoods and helping prevent displacement
Grant
Initiative
Affordable Housing Initiative
Nez Perce Tribe
2019
$200,000
Meyer Designated Program
Duration of Award
12 months
To create a 10-acre conservation easement around Wallowa Lake and its riparian wetlands
Grant
Tides Center
2019
$514,736
Healthy Environment
Duration of Award
12 months
To support the Willamette River Initiative and Willamette River Network Transition
Grant
Initiative
Willamette River Initiative
Hispanics in Philanthropy
2019
$6,000
Meyer Designated Program
Duration of Award
12 months
For annual membership
Grant
Voz Workers' Rights Education Project
2019
$20,000
Meyer Designated Program
Duration of Award
12 months
To support the MLK Jr. Worker Center, a worker-led agency that empowers day laborers and immigrants to improve their working conditions and to protect their civil rights through leadership development, organizing, education and economic opportunity
Grant
Luckiamute Watershed Council
2019
$6,000
Healthy Environment
Duration of Award
1 month
For general operating support of the model watershed council
Grant
Initiative
Willamette River Initiative
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