Foundation surpasses $1.5 million in grants since its inception in 2006
December 14, 2018 — PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Standard Charitable Foundation, Standard Insurance Company’s charitable foundation, today announced five grants totaling $65,000 to nonprofits.
“At The Standard, we believe it’s important to support nonprofit organizations that increase community health and livability,” said Greg Ness, president of The Standard Charitable Foundation and chairman, president and CEO of The Standard. “These grants will help individuals and families facing challenges enhance their self-sufficiency, education and employment opportunities.”
The recipients are:
$25,000 was awarded to Transition Projects to expand its outreach and service navigation to people sleeping unsheltered in Downtown Portland. A Mobile Engagement team provides street-level support through engagement and relationship building to successfully connect people to shelter, health and wellness services and housing.
Financial Beginnings Oregon:
$10,000 was awarded to Financial Beginnings Oregon toward their three core educational programs for youth and adults, aimed at providing personal financial management skills.
$10,000 was awarded to Dougy Center, a national nonprofit where children, teens and young adults and their families grieving a death can share their experiences. The grant will enable Dougy Center to print and distribute copies of a Teen Grief Journal and an After a Death activity book for children ages 5-12.
$10,000 was awarded to Portland, Oregon-based Shadow Project to build capacity allowing the organization to expand its reading coaching initiative for children with disabilities to nine public schools.
United Way of Jackson County:
$10,000 was awarded to the United Way of Jackson County to purchase and renovate a permanent home in downtown Medford, Oregon. The space will be used for community groups to gather and collaborate on key social issues including education, homelessness, housing and addiction.
The foundation’s giving, which recently passed $1.5 million in grants, is separate from the corporate giving of The Standard. Since 2007, The Standard Charitable Foundation, The Standard and its employees and retirees have contributed more than $35 million in grants and social investments. To learn more about The Standard Charitable Foundation, please visit www.standard.com/foundation.