Friday, August 1, 2014

Funding News

The Portland Children’s Levy new Request For Investment for Culturally Specific Child Abuse Prevention/Intervention Program Services for African American Children and Families
was due Monday. 
The timeline is:

  • June 23, 2014: RFI was published
  • July 28, 2014: Applications were due
  • Aug. 1 – 22, 2014: Review and staff analysis of funding requests
  • Aug. 25, 2014: Staff recommendations to Allocation Committee and applicants
  • Sept. 8, 2014: Testimony and AC funding decision meeting
  • Oct. 1, 2014: Grants begin

Pass it On

Girls Inc. has changed its name to
Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest representing its serving girls in communities across Oregon and SW Washington. Read more here. Also, if you’re looking for a fun activity for the whole family, the Portland Thorns are offering Girls Inc. supporters dicounted tickets for the Sunday, Aug. 3rd home game at Providence Park. Click here for details; special offer code: GIRLS
Youth, Rights and Justice Wine and Chocolate Extravaganza, Nov. 8th. Go here for more details. 

In the News

Friends of the Children received national recognition for the strength of its evidence-based model and won the 2014 Social Impact Exchange Business Plan Competition in New York City. More on that here.

Also, Forbes magazine published an article about the Friends’ success story. Read it here.

PCL Programs Making a Difference: 
Portland OIC/Rosemary Anderson High School Mentor Donates $50,000

For the past several years, long-term mentor Ed Sherman has been helping kids at Rosemary Anderson High School overcome obstacles and set their sights on new possibilities through his generous donation of time, wisdom and financial resources.

He recently donated $50,000 in scholarships so that RAHS graduates have the ability to attend college or other technical training programs.

Ed joined the RAHS Mentor Program in 2007. He has mentored and worked with several students during the past eight years and maintains a relationship with them even after they have graduated from the school. Each of these young men will tell you that Ed has been more than just a mentor; he’s been a friend and role model, a counselor and advisor, and an encourager when they lacked hope and vision. Trey Freeman, his current mentee, stated, “Ed is an awesome mentor. He’s dependable, compassionate, honest and wise. I really appreciate him.”

As part of the POIC Advisory Council, Ed plays a vital role in the success of the POIC/RAHS organization. He’s been instrumental in changing the lives of students and inspiring the staff. He continues to make a difference in the community by investing in youth today to ensure their success tomorrow.

If you’d like more information about how you can become a part of the the RAHS Mentor Program contact Lanya McClintock at

“Like” us on our new FB page

The Portland Children’s Levy has a new, more dynamic FB page. Click on the link above to “like” it and please pass along to your colleagues, clients and board members as well.

Next Allocation Committee Meeting: Sept. 8th  

The Allocation Committee will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8th in Portland City Hall Council Chambers. A notice/agenda will go out to the PCL list serve prior to the meeting and will be posted on the Levy website   

Check out the new PCL 2012-13 Progress Report

The new PCL 2012-13 Progress Report celebrating 10 years of serving Portland’s children is out! Click here to view the PDF online. Also, hard copies will be available at the upcoming Allocation Committee meetings or by contacting   

Get the Word Out

If you have an upcoming event or news you’d like to share with others in a future PCL newsletter, email the details to 

Online PCL Org Directory

We have published an online directory of PCL organizations, including program descriptions and contact info, that we hope is useful to your staff and their clients. It’s on the home page of our website in the “Spotlight” section at  

Contact PCL staff for the following areas

*Director, After School & Hunger grants:
*Assistant Director and Early Childhood & Mentoring grants:
*Child Abuse Prevention/Intervention & Foster Care Grants Manager:
*Communications Director:
*Fiscal Specialist:

Who We Are

The Portland Children’s Levy was created by city voters in 2002 and overwhelmingly renewed by the electorate in Fall 2008 and Spring 2013. Funding for the new five-year Levy began July 1, 2014 and includes hunger relief as a new focus area.

The Levy is supported through a property tax paid by city of Portland homeowners that annually generate about $10 million toward proven programs serving 10,000 Portland children and their families in areas of Early Childhood, After School, Mentoring, Child Abuse Prevention/Intervention, Foster Care and Hunger Relief.
The Levy is annually audited and administrative costs do not exceed 5 percent. 
Questions? Contact: Call Mary Gay Broderick at 503-823-2947 or e-mail
See our website at