City of Beaverton

Posted on: January 6, 2017

Local Nonprofits Invited to Attend Workshops on Equity and Annual Social Service Grants

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The City of Beaverton has two upcoming training opportunities for local nonprofits providing social service activities and programs to the community.


Equity Workshop

“Advancing Equity and Inclusion in Our Daily Work,” a workshop provided by the Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO), City of Beaverton, and Vision Action Network, will focus on equity and inclusion. This primer for nonprofit board members and staff will help participants develop the knowledge, skills, attitude, and behavior needed to support and lead equity work within their organizations.


The training will be offered Thursday, Jan. 19, 1-5 p.m. at The Beaverton Building, 12725 SW Millikan Way. Registration is required. The cost is $85 for members of NAO or the Washington County Nonprofit Network, and $115 for nonmembers. Contact Megan Cohen at 503-526-2584 to inquire about financial need scholarships. For more information or to register, visit www.nonprofitoregon.org/training_convening/workshops.


Social Service Funding Grants

The city will offer two information sessions for local nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations interested in applying for the city’s annual social service funding grants. The free sessions will be held Thursday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. at The Beaverton Building, 12725 SW Millikan Way.


Organizations must provide social services to Beaverton residents, and funded activities must take place between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. The city’s Social Service Funding Committee will review applications and make recommendations to the Beaverton City Council for funding. Emphasis will be given to applications that meet one or more of the following city priorities: homelessness/housing, affordable afterschool and educational programming, and health.


Applications will be available online at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/SocialServices on Monday, Jan. 30, and are due Friday, March 10 at 5 p.m. Funding for this program is provided by state revenue sharing and contingent upon passage of the city’s 2017-18 budget in June 2017.

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