KindTree Receives Grant - Yahoo!!       

Kind Tree Productions, Inc. (that’s us) was awarded over $13,000 by the Meyer Memorial Trust to add staff to help meet growing needs for recreational programs and educational trainings for individuals with autism.

At the February program meeting, MMT trustees awarded more than $4 million in 63 grants to nonprofit organizations in Oregon and Clark County, Washington.

The largest awards–$350,000 each–went to MMT's Willamette River Initiative and the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation's initiative to advance Native arts and cultures and increase awareness of social, environmental and economic issues facing Native communities. Another $282,000 will continue funding the Chalkboard Project, MMT's public education initiative.

More than one quarter of the $4 million (nearly $1.1 million) were awarded as Grassroots Grants, a program designed for smaller organizations.

KindTree-Autism Rocks had requested two years of partial funding for an Administrative Assistant position through the Meyer Memorial Trust.  Grant funding will allow us to hire someone in March 2014 (see the job opening online).  Many thanks go to Meyer Memorial Trust and to KindTree Vice-president Molly Elliott, who spearheaded this grant process.

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