Coon Family

grant recipients

For calendar year 2015, our grant recipients are:


Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide:The Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) is a global network of human rights and environmental advocates who use law and science to advance environmental justice. ELAW gives public interest lawyers and scientists the training and resources they need to help communities protect the environment through law. These advocates, working in their home countries, know best how to protect the environment. By giving ELAW partners the legal and scientific support they need, ELAW helps challenge environmental abuses and builds a worldwide corps of skilled, committed advocates working to protect ecosystems and communities for generations to come.

The Community Cycling Center: The Community Cycling Center broadens access to bicycling and its benefits through hands-on programs, volunteer projects, and neighborhood bike shop.

Street Roots: Street Roots is a nonprofit, grassroots newspaper that assists people experiencing homelessness and poverty by creating flexible income opportunities. Through education, advocacy and personal expression, they are a catalyst for individual and social change.

The Immigration and Refugee Community Organization: IRCO exists to promote the integration of refugees, immigrants, and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy, and inclusive multiethnic society.

The BEST Program of Central City Concern: The BEST program seeks federal disability benefits for individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

The Oregon Foundation for Reproductive Health: The Oregon Foundation for Reproductive Health is dedicated to improving access to comprehensive reproductive health care, such as preventing unintended pregnancy and planning healthy families. We are committed to advancing reproductive rights and advocating for reproductive health equity in all Oregon communities.

The Community Transitional School: The Community Transitional School is a private school serving approximately 200 children from ages five to fourteen, whose families are homeless, in transition, and experiencing chronic poverty-related crises. The School is dedicated to providing an atmosphere that is stable and supportive and that reaches them wherever they are living.

The CAPACES Leadership Institute: The CAPACES Leadership Institute prepares leaders with the political consciousness and capacity needed to lead and support social justice work. The Institute is a permanent part of the Oregon farmworker movement, led by Pineros y Campesinos Unidos (PCUN).

Artichoke Music: Artichoke Music is a music community center whose mission is to develop and support musicians, attract and educate audiences, and create a connected community of acoustic music lovers.

Brain Injury Connections Northwest (formerly BIRRDsong): Our newest grantee!