Meyer Memorial Trust awards over $650k to six Bend-area non-profits

Nov 19, 2020

Bend Bulletin

Meyer Memorial Trust awards over $650k to six Bend-area non-profits Meyer Memorial Trust, the equity-focused, Portland-based foundation, awarded $21.3 million in grants to 150 different organizations Thursday, according to a press release from the foundation.

Six of those organizations were based in the Bend area, receiving a total of $662,857 in grants:

• $75,000 for Family Access Network, a Bend-based nonprofit that connects needy K-12 students throughout Central Oregon with necessary items like food and clothing.

• $120,000 for Latino Community Association, so the Bend nonprofit can improve Latino student achievement through school-based Spanish literacy.

• $70,000 for local environmental nonprofit 350Deschutes, to support clean energy upgrades for low-income households in Deschutes County.

• $59,915 for Children's Forest of Central Oregon, to increase outdoor access for Latino families in the region

• $160,000 for Deschutes River Conservancy, to support operating costs for the Bend environmental nonprofit.

• $177,942 for High Desert Food & Farm Alliance, to establish a sustainable and culturally relevant food system in Warm Springs.

• In addition, the Portland based nonprofit Bridge Meadows got $275,000 in funding to increase affordable housing units in Central Oregon through replication of its intergenerational housing model in Deschutes County.

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