Playworks Portland is pleased to announce it received a $10,000 challenge grant from the Spirit Mountain Community Fund. The funds will be used to engage nearly 6,000 K-8 children in 14 low-income partner schools in a healthy dose of physical activity and play, build teamwork and social skills every school day. Spirit Mountain Fund representatives presented the check to Playworks Portland executive director, Jonathan Blasher at Grand Ronde, Ore.
“We are thrilled to begin our new partnership with the Spirit Mountain Community Fund. This support will help us continue our mission of getting kids more active, healthy and return to class ready to learn.” said Jonathan Blasher, Playworks Portland executive director.
The Spirit Mountain Community Fund granted more than $388,200 to 28 local groups at their quarterly check presentation event in December. Spirit Mountain Community Fund is the charitable arm of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. They donate nearly $3 million each year to the community.
About Spirit Mountain Community Fund/The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Spirit Mountain Community Fund is the philanthropic arm of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. The Fund has invested over $55 million on behalf of the Tribe in their 11 county area of northwest Oregon in the past 15 years. The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde through the Spirit Mountain Community Fund fulfills their Native tradition of potlatch, a ceremony at which good fortune is distributed. Each year, the Fund makes $3 million in grants to nonprofit agencies and the nine federally recognized Tribes in the state.