Grow 2019 Audubon group photo


Improving our community one project at a time

Grow: The Advantis Community Fund

Grow: The Advantis Community Fund

Grow: The Advantis Community Fund is a $50,000 grant fund designed to provide nonprofit organizations with financial resources to address a wide range of needs in our community. Since its launch in 2011, Advantis’ grant fund has contributed over $450,000 to local organizations and funded 57 projects.

Congratulations to our 2019 Grow recipients:

Friends of Trees Logo

Friends of Trees
Friends of Trees brings people together to plant, care for, and learn about trees and green spaces in Pacific Northwest communities. They inspire people to improve the natural world around them, through a simple solution. Planting Trees. Together.

Grant will engage high school aged youth, training them as planting leaders where they will gain valuable job and life skills in the environmental field. These youth will learn and practice skills in planting, caring for, and teaching about trees and healthy urban green spaces.

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Guide Dogs for the Blind
The mission of Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) is to empower lives by creating exceptional partnerships between people, dogs, and communities. GDB breeds, trains and matches exceptional dogs with qualified blind and visually impaired individuals to create effective mobility teams.

Grant will fund reflective jackets for clients and LED safety lights for their guide dogs’ harnesses. This equipment will help ensure the safety of those served as they travel at night and in low-lighted areas.

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Oregon Coast Aquarium
The Oregon Coast Aquarium's mission is to create unique and engaging experiences that connect people to the Oregon coast and inspire ocean conservation. The Aquarium is an active partner in the STEM HUB network. They work collaboratively with educational institutions to leverage resources, and provide unique and transformational experiences for students.

Grant would support outreach education programs that take the Aquarium on the road to 125 rural, remote, low-income elementary schools and home-school communities in 28 Oregon counties where distance and limited budgets prohibit field trips.

Our House Logo

Our House of Portland
Our House of Portland’s mission is to provide integrated health and housing services to people with HIV. Guided by compassion, collaboration and respect, they provide 24-hour specialized care, supportive services, and independent housing with support services.

Grant will purchase a merchandising refrigerator and two laptops to increase staff efficiencies and accommodate an increasing number of annual visitors to Esther’s Pantry. Esther’s Pantry alleviates food insecurity for over 650 under resourced Portland residents and their families, the majority of whom are living with or impacted directly by HIV.

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Portland Rescue Mission
Portland Rescue Mission (PRM) provides hot meals and emergency shelter as well as hope, practical support and addiction recovery for men, women and children experiencing homelessness and addiction in the Portland area.

Grant will provide PRM’s program participants with identification assistance needed to take meaningful steps forward. Having valid ID assists in gaining consistent employment, obtaining housing, opening a bank account, and more.

Portland Winter Light Festival Logo

Portland Winter Light Festival
The Portland Winter Light Festival is a free annual event that showcases illuminated art installations, vibrant performances and live events, educational programs, and kinetic fire sculptures during the month of February.

Grow grant will support free performances by professional dancers, musicians and fire artists during the festival.

  • Audubon Society of Portland
  • DoveLewis
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon
  • Mercy Corps Northwest
  • Snowcap Community Charities.
  • Good Neighbor Center
  • Chelsea Hicks Foundation
  • CODA, Inc.
  • Friends of the Children
  • Our House of Portland
  • Portland Homeless Family Solutions
  • Q Center
  • Rose Haven
  • Children’s Book Bank
  • Feral Cat Coalition
  • Oregon Tradeswomen
  • Raphael House
  • SnowCap
  • Store to Door
  • Children’s Book Bank
  • Feral Cat Coalition
  • Oregon Tradeswomen
  • Raphael House
  • SnowCap
  • Store to Door
  • Café au Play
  • North Clackamas Education Foundation
  • The Pixie Project
  • PICA
  • Rose Haven
  • Trillium Family Services
  • Growing Gardens
  • Boys & Girls Aid
  • David’s Harp
  • DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital
  • Impact NW-Communities for Safe Kids Initiative
  • Meals on Wheels People
  • The Pongo Fund Pet Food Bank
  • Clackamas Women's Services
  • Potluck in the Park
  • Friends of the Children
  • Portland Rescue Mission
  • Community Energy Project
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters