Social Service Funding Grants Awarded

The City Council approved recommendations by the Social Services Funding Committee (SSFC) to award $311,000 in grants to 23 organizations for their work to address social service needs in Beaverton. Applicants had to demonstrate how their work responds to priority needs including homelessness/housing, affordable afterschool and educational programming, and health. In total, 31 organizations applied, requesting $518,000 in support.
The committee has continued to hear from nonprofits about the great need in the community. Among the recipients of this year’s grants are five organizations funded for the first time through this process:

  • Family Promise of Tualatin Valley, which provides emergency shelter, case management, and housing navigation to families experiencing homelessness;
  • Korean Society of Oregon, which provides communal meals, workshops, and social service navigation for vulnerable Korean immigrants and seniors;
  • New Narrative, a mental health provider that provides wrap-around services to individuals experiencing homelessness to obtain and retain supportive housing;
  • REAP, which provides a multicultural leadership program for Beaverton middle school and high school students to improve academic and social outcomes; and
  • Women-SEW, which connects immigrant and refugee women to social activities, such as sewing, to ease the stress of social isolation and improve mental health.

For a complete list of grantees, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/SocialServices. For questions about the grants process, contact Megan Cohen at 503-526-2584 or mcohen@BeavertonOregon.gov.