Catholic Community Services of the Mid-Willamette and Central Coast

2013 | Fostering Hope Initiative | $200,000

To work with several non-profit and public sector partners to promote optimum child development in six low-income, diverse neighborhoods in Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties. Specifically, to support Neighbor Connectors, designed to do direct outreach, referrals and neighbor organizing among primarily pregnant women and families with children ages 0-5.

Coalition of Communities of Color

2013 | Advancing Racial Educational Justice across Oregon: Building Community Capital, Knowledge and Influence | $200,000

To become a 'clearinghouse for educational justice work in Oregon,' replicate their successful work with Portland Public Schools (PPS), build cross-sector collaborations, and promote the voices of leaders of color to build a more effective statewide movement to reduce educational disparities.