A key PRP.fm partner is kicking off its campaign to fund vital projects around the Portland area with community grants: Starting today, Advantis Credit Union is accepting applications for grants of up to $10,000 as part of its GROW Community Fund.
Since 2011, Advantis has contributed $200,000 to local organizations and funded 27 projects. These projects have included creating community gardens for elementary students, building kennels for dogs awaiting adoption and refurbishing a women and children’s shelter. Along with other projects, the 2014 Advantis GROW Grants were awarded to Café au Play for its Barista Training Program, providing job skills to high school students.
Applications will be accepted online through June 12, 2015. An Advantis selection committee will narrow down and identify projects that provide the most long-term benefits to the community. The public will then be invited to vote on the Advantis Facebook page and home page to determine which projects receive funding.
Learn more in this video:
Portland Radio Project will enter its Community Voices series for funding, and will profile some GROW grant recipients on our stream (and on-air soon at 99.1 fm).
To submit your application, go to the Advantis Credit Union home page.
About Advantis Credit Union:
Advantis Credit Union, with more than $1 billion in assets, is one of Oregon’s largest not-for-profit, financial cooperatives. Advantis is locally-owned by over 55,000 members and has six branches in the Portland metro area. Membership is open to anyone who lives or works in 23 counties in Oregon, including: Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Wasco, Washington, or Yamhill counties and anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in the state of Washington.