Grow: The Advantis Community Fund
2022 Grant Recipients  

After more than 18,000 votes, six nonprofit organizations have been selected to receive an Advantis Grow grant to assist them with projects that will provide long-term benefits to our community.

Advantis is also providing a $1,500 donation to our remaining Grow finalists: Human Solutions Inc.; Blessings in a Backpack, Northwest Oregon Chapter; College Possible; Northwest Housing Alternatives; Dress for Success; and Trauma Intervention Program NW.

Congratulations to our 2022 grant recipients!


2022 Grow Grant Recipients

Nonprofit organization: Funds requested for:
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Community for Positive Aging  
Community for Positive Aging was founded as Hollywood Senior Center in 1973 and offers a multitude of no cost donation-based services, a devoted team enhanced by peer- run programs, and resources that empower you to learn, connect, and grow as you age.   


Grant funds will expand an Asian Food Pantry to 100+ Asian Senior Households in Multnomah, Polk & Marion Counties. Funds will be used for translation, steering committee stipends & food programs expansion including contracting farmers to grow culturally specific produce.

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Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter (SAFES)
The Salvation Army is a faith-based organization committed to meeting human needs without discrimination. In response to COVID in 2020, we opened a window on the side of our building and served everyone who came to that window. We offer a hot meal, a sack lunch for later, clothing, hygiene products, tents, blankets etc. as donations allow. No one is turned away.


Grant funds will be used to convert this temporary window added during the pandemic to a reinforced, secure permanent space that includes a table top, food counter and built-in pantry shelving. Funds will also add an adjacent second window to increase service capability. Finally, funds will also be used to partition off existing dorm space to allow for the operation of emergency beds for women while maintaining a space to process incoming donations.

Project POOCH
Project POOCH's mission is to develop patience, responsibility, and compassion for all life by pairing youth currently incarcerated with shelter dogs. As the youth learn to care for and train the dogs they build life, job, and social skills to improve upon their chance of success when they reenter our community. The dogs are prepared for success in their forever homes and are adopted into the community.


A grant will provide for the replacement of two outdoor enclosures that were previously destroyed by a weather event. Grant funds will provide two new 10ft by 10ft high-quality enclosures and resurface indoor/outdoor dog runs, which will help the youth provide better care and provide safe and clean spaces for the dogs.

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Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) mission is to provide life-changing opportunities to individuals who are blind or visually impaired throughs sports and physical activities. The programs offered by NWABA are transformative; they share a common thread of integrating critical skills, such as social and interpersonal skills, independent living skills, and mobility skills, while using sports and physical activity as the vehicle for instruction.     


Grant funds will support the Paddleboard Sports Outreach program by providing additional water sport equipment such as kayaks or paddleboards and safety equipment for their athletes and volunteers participants.

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Oregon Repertory Singers          
Oregon Repertory Singers (ORS) is a premier choral art 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1974. We consist of a 100-member professional-caliber adult choir, and a youth choir program (ORSYC) unmatched in the region for ages 5-18, serving the greater Portland and SW Washington areas.       


Grant funds will support the one-of-a-kind Composer-in-Residence project, which provides youth aged 5-18 the opportunity to work with a composer, be involved in creating a new composition expressing shared lived-experiences and contribute to global youth repertoire. As a result of this funded project, an estimated initial 150 youth will have the opportunity to be a part of the project.

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Wheel to Walk Foundation        
Wheel to Walk Foundation purchases medical & adaptive equipment or therapy services for children with disabilities, age 20 years and younger, when they are unable to obtain those items through insurance. Their goal is to see that no child go without the necessary equipment to help them thrive.


Grant funds will be used to provide financial relief directly to families raising children with special needs by purchasing necessary equipment (such as portable ramps, adaptive car seats or wheelchairs) or therapies that are not covered by insurance to ensure that no child go without the necessary equipment to help them to thrive.