The Portland Clinic Foundation will donate a total of $30,000 to 16 nonprofit organizations supporting community wellness, including education, social justice, advocacy, research, and arts and culture.
“The Portland Clinic Foundation’s inaugural round of grantees is a diverse group of organizations which serve some of Portland’s most vulnerable populations,” said Kris Anderson, executive director.
The organizations each receiving $3,000 grants include Catholic Charities’ Refugee Resettlement Program, Coalition of Communities of Color, Sexual Assault Resource Center, and Voz: Workers’ Rights. Those receiving $2,000 grants each include Clackamas Service Center, Elders in Action, Good Neighbor Center, Growing Gardens, North by Northeast Community Health Center, Raphael House and the Shadow Project. Organizations receiving $1,000 grants each include the Beaverton Police Activities League, Community Warehouse and the Hollywood Theatre. Grants of $500 each went to Chelsea’s Closet and Living Yoga.
The Portland Clinic, established in 1921, is a private, multi-specialty medical group with six locations in the metropolitan area. The foundation, created in 1963, was revitalized in 2016 to reflect a new direction for supporting nonprofits.