Current Leverage Fund status:
In Spring 2009 the Portland Children's Levy Allocation Committee set aside $3 million for a new phase of Leverage Fund partnerships. In June 2010, $2.5 million in new Leverage Fund Challenge Grant investments were made. In Winter 2010-11, six Collaboration Grants were made.
Click here for a list of the organizations/programs receiving CHALLENGE GRANT funding.
Click here for a list of the organizations/programs receiving COLLABORATION GRANT funding.
In December 2004, the Portland Children’s Levy Allocation Committee voted to set aside $3 million over three years to create the first Leverage Fund. The purpose of the Leverage Fund is to match public investments in early childhood, after school and mentoring and child abuse prevention and intervention with private investments.
These public-private partnerships maximize community impact and make more resources available to Portland’s children. Through 2009, the Leverage Fund matched $3 million from the Levy dollar for dollar with private ones for a total $6.1 million community impact. Click here for a list of past Leverage Fund investments.