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Partners in Diversity Awarded $40,000 for Grant Funding for its Workforce Diversity Project

Partners in Diversity

Partners in Diversity received $40,000 in grants during the 2015-2016 year from community partners committed to attracting and retaining professionals of color in the regional workforce. Of the new funding, $20,000 came from the Meyer Memorial Trust, $15,000 from the Sir James and Lady McDonald Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation, and $5,000 from the David E. and Mary C. Becker Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation. The funding goes to identifying and addressing hidden barriers to employment for English Language Learners and communities of color.
 
The mission of Meyer Memorial Trust (MMT) is to work with and invest in organizations, communities, ideas and efforts that contribute to a flourishing and equitable Oregon. MMT works to dismantle barriers to equity and improve community conditions so that all Oregonians can reach their full potential.
 
The mission of The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) is to improve life in Oregon and promote effective philanthropy. OCF works with individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create charitable funds to support the community causes they care about. Through these funds OCF awards more than $60 million annually in grants and scholarships.