Grow: The Advantis Community Fund
2024 Grant Recipients  

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After more than 11,000 votes, five 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.

We're also donating $2,000 to each of the five remaining Grow finalists: Clackamas Women's Services (CWS), Columbia Slough Watershed Council, Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals (OFOSA), Sellwood-Moreland Improvement League (SMILE), and Wonderfolk.

Congratulations to our 2024 grant recipients!


2024 Grow Grant Recipients

Nonprofit organization Funds requested for:

Beaverton Education Foundation (BEF) empowers Beaverton students by leveraging funds, volunteers, and in-kind support to enhance academic enrichment beyond public funding. As the primary nonprofit partner of the Beaverton School District, we support 54 schools and nearly 38,000 students. 


The grant will enable BEF to launch or expand three student-run businesses in the fall of 2024. These directly serve 300 students, 50% of whom are BIPOC, with 80% coming from low-to-moderate income households. The hands-on, experiential opportunities will help students learn business skills, improve school engagement, and prepare for future careers. 

Carpe Mundi empowers low-income college students by providing a year-long mentorship program that includes an experiential education study-abroad semester. This initiative aims to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds reach their full potential through international learning experiences and dedicated mentorship.


Grow funds will support 14 low-income and first-generation college students with mentorship, camping trips, and resources to prepare for studying abroad. Participants will earn a year of college credit and benefit from a supportive peer cohort. We serve students aged 17-23 in greater Portland, with 71% being students of color.

Girls Build is a Portland nonprofit dedicated to inspiring curiosity and confidence in girls through the world of building. We teach the basics of carpentry, electrical work, plumbing, sheet metal, and more, through hands-on workshops led by skilled tradeswomen. Summer camps and out-of-school programming provide practical, engaging experiences, empowering girls to explore and excel in the building trades.


We'll use Grow funds to rent tents and toilets for our summer camp, ensuring a safe, secure, and isolated environment for campers. We serve girls aged 8-15 in the Portland area, including those in foster care, low-income, and BIPOC communities. Accommodating 80 girls a week, the three-week camp inspires confidence and curiosity while promoting career opportunities in the trades.

Street Roots creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that serve as catalysts for individual and social change. We offer dignified and legitimate ways to earn money, address the causes of poverty through journalism and advocacy, and provide the most comprehensive guide to services for the homeless in the Portland metro area. 


We'll use Grow funds to purchase essential items for our new vendor office, including a point-of-sale system, two front desk computers, and a dishwasher. The technology and tools will make our new space operational, facilitate newspaper sales, generate income for vendors, support the coffee and supply station, and enhance community connections.

Established in 2012, Youth Music Project (YMP) provides outstanding rock, pop, and country music education for youth, offering tuition assistance, instrument rentals, and state-of-the-art performance opportunities. YMP uses music education to achieve broader youth development outcomes, including social and emotional competencies, creativity, and improved academic performance. 


Grow funds will enable YMP to upgrade and replace worn or broken essential musical instruments and equipment to ensure high-quality music education for children. We'll purchase 14 new rental/loaner keyboard packages, replace four keyboards, benches, gig bag packages, and add three electric drum kits for the drum lab.