GROW Community Fund

GROW, The Advantis Community Fund was designed to help our communities grow stronger, one project at a time. Each year GROW provides local nonprofit organizations with grant funding for projects focused on assisting at risk youth, promoting education, the arts and programs that serve the underprivileged.

Each spring, a selection committee reviews submitted applications and chooses the projects that most closely fit the focus areas of the GROW fund. The public is then invited to vote online and help us determine which projects should be funded.

Be sure to check back this spring for details on the 2014 GROW Community Fund.

Watch the 2013 GROW TV commercial


Congratulations to our 2013 GROW Grant Recipients 

Nonprofit organization:

Funds requested for:

Grant Amount Funded:

Growing Gardens
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Growing Gardens
Provides programs that reduce hunger and improve nutrition, working with low-income families to teach them how to grow nutritious, organic food.

Purchase garden tools and supplies for school food garden program.

$10,000
Boys and Girls
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Boys & Girls Aid
Provides housing and services for children in crisis.

Paint and furnish five bedrooms at The Seneca House, serving girls ages 10-18 who are in foster care.

$5,500
David's Harp
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David’s Harp
Provides opportunities for adults struggling with major mental illnesses to achieve the highest possible level of independence and an improved quality of life.

Purchase a commercial oven for the community kitchen serving low and no income adults who have major mental illnesses.

$10,000
DoveLewis
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DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital
DoveLewis is the only non-profit animal hospital in Portland devoted exclusively to providing emergency and critical care for animals 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Purchase critical surgical equipment to reduce blood loss and shorten anesthesia time; save pet’s lives.

$9,500
Impact NW

Impact NW-Communities for Safe Kids Initiative
Provides programs and resources to low-income individuals to empower them to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and transition into financial independence. 

Bring Communities for Safe Kids Initiative to Portland elementary school classrooms. 

$10,000
Meals on Wheels
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Meals on Wheels People
Provides nutritious meals and social contact to homebound seniors through a large network of dedicated volunteers. 

Purchase new oven and food warming equipment to serve 500 meals a week to seniors in SE Portland.

$5,000