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The Life by Design Northwest program received $200,000 from Meyer Memorial Trust to be used for engaging older adults in volunteer and nonprofit work. In February, the program received $825,000 from the Atlantic Philanthropies.

The Oregon Community Foundation awarded grants totaling $633,508 to 25 Oregon organizations in February that provide early childhood services. The Oregon Child Care Resource and Referral Network, Salem, received $151,665 for the second year of a three-year project. Other larger grants include: Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education, $73,330; Community Action Organization of Washington County and Building Healthy Families, Enterprise, $30,000 each; The Dalles SMART Program, $27,000; Mt. Hood Community College Child Development/Family Support Program, $26,800; Family Building Blocks, Salem, $25,000.

Human Solutions received the following grants: Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, $125,000 over three years; Providence Mother Joseph Fund, $100,000; Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust, $2,500.

The Pacific Power Foundation made the following local grants in the first quarter of 2008: Morrison Child and Family Services and the Oregon Burn Center received $10,000 each; the Red Cross, Black United Fund and Self Enhancement Inc. received $7,500 each. Ten additional nonprofits received $5,000 each.

Wallace Medical Concern, a clinic for low-income and uninsured Oregonians, received the following donations: Kaiser Permanente, $37,500; Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust, $7,500; Hoover Family Foundation and Jackson Foundation, $5,000 each.

Standard Insurance Company donated $20,000 to Open Meadow Alternative Schools during the first quarter of 2008. In addition, the following organizations received $5,000 each: Girls Inc., Innovation Partnership, Profile Theater, Oregon Children’s Theatre, Oregon Community Warehouse and Share the Wealth University.

The Regence Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant to Portland’s Coalition of Community Health Clinics.

The Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation received the following grants so far in 2008: Verizon, $9,990; Boeing, $5,242; W.H.H. Family Foundation and First Student, $5,000 each; MBank, $3,500; On Semiconductor, $1,500; Microchip, $500.

The Aloha Garden Club made the following donations in February: Glencoe High School, $1,000; Tualatin Valley Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society and the Garden Home Crossing Committee, $500 each; Tualatin Valley Garden Club/ Washington County Master Gardener Association, $951; Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, $575; ASPIRE/AmeriCorps, $674; Jenkins Estate Advisory Committee, $931.50.

The Collins Foundation donated $29,000 to Ride Connection to help purchase an accessible mini-bus for older adults and the disabled in Northwest Portland.

De Paul Treatment Centers received $5,000 from Boeing to help support chemical dependency treatment for low-income youth.

The Lewelling Neighborhood Association, Milwaukie, donated $3,000 to Lewelling Elementary School in support of its Wildlife Stewardship program.

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