Nonprofits Receive Grants From The Standard Charitable Foundation

March 2, 2020
Nonprofits Receive Grants from The Standard Charitable Foundation

The Standard was founded in 1906 by Leo Samuel to provide better service to local customers and to contribute to the economic well-being of the region. That mission continues to guide our company today.

When The Standard turned 100 in 2006, it formed The Standard Charitable Foundation to celebrate. Building on the philanthropic legacy that began with its founder, the foundation focuses on giving that aligns with our business purpose — helping people achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. With that in mind, we award grants to nonprofits doing great work in their communities.

Since 2006, the foundation has donated more than $1.8 million. That commitment to community continues with recent grants to five organizations:

My Sisters’ Place — $10,000
My Sisters’ Place provides shelter and other services for individuals and families fleeing domestic violence and human trafficking. The grant fills gaps in shelter funding and helps the organization continue to provide vital services for the most vulnerable families in Westchester County, New York. Learn more about My Sisters’ Place.

New Avenues for Youth — $15,000
The New Avenues for Youth grant targets its Youth Opportunity Center. Located in East Multnomah County in Portland, Oregon, the center provides drop-in services, education, job training and employment services, housing referrals and outreach to youth experiencing isolation, housing instability and homelessness or transitioning out of foster care. Learn more about New Avenues for Youth.

p:ear — $10,000
p:ear builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth in Portland, Oregon, through education, art, recreation and employment. This grant supports staffing for the p:ear works: job training program. It provides youth with hands-on paid internships; employment opportunities and help with career goals; and placement for transitioning into independent living. Learn more about p:ear.

QUAD, Inc. — $15,000
QUAD, Inc., fosters personal independence by providing affordable, barrier-free housing for people with severe physical disabilities in Portland, Oregon. The grant has helped the organization buy a resident lift system at four QUAD apartment buildings. Learn more about QUAD, Inc.

Tualatin Hills Park Foundation — $15,000
The Tualatin Hills Park Foundation grant is directed to the organization’s Access for All Initiative. The three-year program expands social and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities. It supports the engagement of diverse organizations for children, youth and adults living in Beaverton, Oregon. Learn more about the Tualatin Hills Park Foundation.

“The Standard Charitable Foundation has a special focus on supporting our neighbors who need a hand,” said Greg Ness, president of The Standard Charitable Foundation and chairman, president and CEO of The Standard. “These grants will help families fleeing domestic violence, build a pathway to employment and stable housing, and enrich the lives of individuals experiencing a disability.”


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