We invest in programs and initiatives to benefit the people of the Dallas area. Through our annual grant distribution, we provide support for educational, social, recreational and cultural programs in the Dallas area, directly serving youth, seniors and those in need. We also administer scholarships to benefit graduating seniors pursuing post-secondary education. We have touched the lives of many and will continue to make a positive difference in the Dallas community, for good, for now, forever.
2021 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Karen Barnard Memorial Nursing
Ana Garus, Emma Classen, EmmaMae Johnson
Charlie Bair Memorial
Jeremy Buller Memorial
Dallas Community Foundation
Ruby Earhart, Havalah Gaither-Lyell, AnneMarie Johnson, Faith Marin-Bail, Benjamin Nelson, Emma Smith, Victoria Woolner
Dallas Rotary/Carl E. Morrison Academic
Jayden Darrington, AnneMarie Johnson, Olivia Molina, Hadley Nelson
Dallas Rotary/Carl E. Morrison Vocational
Department of Forestry
Aaron Schomus, Victoria Woolner
Hadley Nelson, Bianca Parsons, Ellison Schilling, Aaron Schomus
Chester B. and Jeanne R. Healy Memorial
Bianca Parsons, Aaron Schomus
Hank and Wanona Kliever Memorial
Stuart Olson Memorial Culinary
Jerry Piering Family
Paul Olliff Memorial Math
Nahla Hamilton, Toby Ruston
Helen M. Smith
Christopher Hankland, Ellison Schilling
2022 Grant Recipients
$3,400 to purchase a customized version of the Polk County Non-Profit Database and first year of maintenance fees.
CASA of Polk County
$1,200 to purchase marketing and promotional materials and supplies.
Community Mediation Services for Polk County
$1,500 for telephone, internet and case management software expenses.
Dallas Education Foundation
$4,000 to provide small grants to teachers in the Dallas School District for supplies and resources to improve educational outcomes for students.
Dallas Emergency Food Corporation
$5,000 to purchase protein-enriched foods and personal care products to supplement the food boxes distributed to low-income families.
Dallas Retirement Foundation
$2,000 to provide scholarships for Dallas Retirement Village employees and volunteers for continuing education, professional development, specialized training and new degrees.
Dallas Youth Garden
$1,100 to support two internship positions for Dallas High School Students.
Family Building Blocks
$5,000 to support staffing and materials for the therapeutic classroom program and home visitation services in Dallas.
Friends of the Dallas Public Library
$3,000 to purchase large-print materials and audio books for seniors and the visually impaired.
James 2 Community Kitchen
$2,500 to purchase a commercial freezer and a commercial microwave for the community dinner program.
Kids, Inc. of Dallas
$2,000 to provide scholarships for youth sports registration fees.
Kindness Club of Dallas, Oregon
$3,900 to purchase fresh produce for the Friday Bag distribution program.
Polk County Family and Community Outreach
$5,000 to provide funds to support individuals and families in need of emergency assistance.
$3,000 to provide trauma support and educational services to young victims of domestic violence residing in the shelter facility.
Salem Free Clinics
$5,000 to support Polk Community Free Clinic’s core operating costs including wages, utilities, operational expenses, medications and medical supplies.
Provide for bathroom fan repair or replacement at the Whitworth building
Each year we compile an annual report of our activities for the year, profiling our grant and scholarship programs.
2020 Community Sponsorships
Unfortunately, many community events and fundraisers were cancelled in 2020. The Foundation was pleased to have the opportunity to be a 2020 Family Building Blocks Prevention Patrons sponsor.