Funded Grants FY 2012-2015

Oregon Community Foundation

2012-13 Gray ECE Scholarships

$17,600; 7/1/12
To provide scholarships for Early Childhood education students across the state in an effort to increase the number of highly qualified early childhood educators throughout the state.


Plus 50 Champion College

$15,000; 7/1/12
To mentor, guide and assist 100 new Plus 50 Encore Completion Colleges in exchange for funding to expand programming and services.

Meyer Memorial Trust

Future Connect Scholarship Program

$300,000; 7/1/12
To fund personnel and operating costs in support of the Future Connect scholarship program, which provides scholarships and student support services to 200 Multnomah County high school students to overcome barriers to completion.

City of Portland

Community Watershed Stewardship Program

$6,700; 7/16/12
To continue restoration of the Sylvania Natural Area Park and to create a Wildflower Display Garden on the Sylvania Campus.


Community College Undergrad Research (CCURI)

$4,930; 9/1/12
As a partner on Finger Lakes Community College's CCURI grant, PCC will develop research activities around an environmentally relevant topic to be integrated into our Biology and Environmental Studies and Resources (ESR) programs.

OR Attorney General Sexual Assault Task Force

PCC: SAFE (Sexual Assault Free Environment)

To support a 0.75 FTE Rape Prevention Education Coordinator to work across the PCC District to design and implement a Rape Prevention Education program.

Bank of America

Career Pathways

$15,000; 12/1/12
To connect students to educational opportunities for the purpose of gaining employment and continuing education in high-demand occupations.

Northwest Health Foundation

Building Equity: Creating a Construction Culture that Supports Women and People of Color

$37,500; 1/1/13
A collaborative project led by Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. and including PCC, Project Hope, and the Urban League as partners. The goal of the project is to increase access to trades careers for traditionally underrepresented populations, particularly women and people of color. PCC's role in the project is to develop and deliver a course on anti- harassment and anti-discrimination policies for pre- apprenticeship students.

MACC (Metro Area Communication Council)


$67,076; 1/1/13
To improve the quantity and quality of educational videos aired on PCC’s local Cable Channel 27 by funding the purchase of updated equipment for PCC’s video production lab, including a computer workstation, encoder and new cameras.


Bridging Culture - Muslim Journeys

$0; 1/1/13
To address the need for accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations. PCC libraries will receive a collection of 25 books and films.

Worksystems, Inc.

Occupational Coaching

$194,965; 2/1/13
As part of Worksystem, Inc.’s larger Department of Labor Housing Works grant, PCC will provide occupational training to public housing residents in Multnomah and Washington Counties. Support will include assessment of individual skills and employment goals, and creating a personalized career plan. Workshops will be offered on topics from resume writing and interview skills to soft skills, such as communication and teamwork.

Worksystems, Inc.

WorkSource Portland Metro - WorkSource Liaison

$1,350,000; 7/1/13
The Lead Liaison will provide oversight to Liaisons assigned to each WorkSource Portland Metro Center, as well as assist Worksystems, Inc. in implementing their Allied Partner and Economic Opportunties Programs.

Worksystems, Inc.

WorkSource Portland Metro - Beaverton-Hillsboro Center

$3,063,590; 7/1/13
To continue providing comprehensive workforce development services through the WorkSource Portland Metro system in Beaverton-Hillsboro region. A collective impact model will be used to partner with workforce agencies and employers.

Worksystems, Inc.

WorkSource Portland Metro - Tualatin Center

$1,610,000; 7/1/13
To continue providing comprehensive workforce development services through the WorkSource Portland Metro system in the Tualatin region. A collective impact model will be used to partner with workforce agencies and employers.


Portland Urbanized Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC)

$40,000; 7/1/13
To give support to Job Link participants by resolving immediate, short-term transportation needs of newly- employed, low-income workers in North and Northeast Portland.


Portland Urbanized Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC)

$40,000; 7/1/13
To fund the Steps to Success Shuttle Van, which transports STS clients to volunteer work experience sites, employer hiring events and between employment training services to increase participation and decrease cost.

Worksystems, Inc.

WorkSource Portland Metro - Central Center

$2,202,500; 7/1/13
To continue providing comprehensive workforce development services through the WorkSource Portland Metro system in the North/Northeast Portland region.



$718,152; 10/1/13
To support PCC's existing childcare programs by providing subsidized childcare at all four campuses. Additional support services will help with the goal of increasing retention and success among low-income student-parents.

Oregon DCC & WD

Career Pathways 2013

$115,875; 10/10/13
This grant primarily covers some of the ongoing operations of the Career Pathways program, including: increasing the number of students completing certificates; improving connections with workforce; improving services to high school students through PACTEC; improving Career Pathways Self-Assessment; and drafting a Career Pathways Sustainability Plan.

Oregon DCC & WD

Project Oregon Reverse Transfer

$5,000; 10/15/13
To increase awareness of our Reverse Transfer partnership with PSU, through mailings and other marketing.

Oregon Community Foundation

Community Grant Program - Future Connect

$25,000; 12/1/13
To support cohorts of high-risk high school graduates in Beaverton and Hillsboro succeed in college through scholarships and support services.

Oregon DOED

STEM, STEAM & CTE Program & Activity

$112,000; 3/1/14
To increase the number of underrepresented high school students earning STEM-related dual credits by training and certifying 5-10 high school teachers to teach the PCC Engineering 100 course that focuses on creating personal, college and career pathways in STEAM and CTE.

Oregon DOED

Eastern Promise Replication

$445,000; 4/9/14
PCC will be the lead in a consortium with Mt Hood Community College, PSU, Multnomah County ESD and nine area school districts. This project will expand dual credit options in Math and College Success, create degree transfer maps, Professional Learning Communities and a College Going Culture Workshop, as well as create Regional Resource Network for students and their families.

Worksystems, Inc.

Career Link

$90,000; 7/1/14
To continue providing on-demand Career Link courses in Multnomah and Washington Counties in three targeted sectors: healthcare, office work and manufacturing. The courses allow participants to create effective, detailed career plans to reach their long-term employment goals.

Oregon DCC & WD

Community College Student Assistance Grant

$225,000; 7/1/14
To expand and deepen services to under-served, low-income and first generation college-bound students through the Future Connect scholarship program in Multnomah and Washington Counties, adding an additional 75 students to the cohort.


Nature in the Neighborhood

$2,000; 7/1/14
As a partner to the Dharma Rain Zen Center, PCC will incorporate field studies at a local brownfield into our curriculum to increase awareness of sustainability issues.


Pacific Northwest Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

$50,000; 9/1/14
To increase PCC students’ exposure to research opportunities and STEM-related conferences and to provide leadership experiences, therefore increasing persistence in their studies and transfer to PSU to obtain a bachelor’s degree.


Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD)

$439,860; 9/26/14
The EXITO program, a collaboration led by PSU with regional colleges and community colleges, will enhance diversity in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and socials sciences research workforce.


GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergrad Programs)

$104,572; 11/1/14
As a partner to Portland Public Schools’ expansion of their current GEAR UP program, PCC’s Future Connect program will provide mentor and leadership training for 50 student leaders per year and will provide an all-day summer bridge workshop for 150 high school students.

MACC (Metro Area Communication Council)


$59,984; 1/1/15
To purchase high-quality equipment as part of renovation and upgrade of the PCC broadcast studio, which would enhance quality programming for PCC's Channel 27.

Worksystems, Inc.

Reboot NW

$540,000; 3/15/15
This project is designed to prepare individuals who are experiencing long-term (6 months +) unemployment, underemployment and military veterans for employment in Manufacturing and IT/Software occupations. PCC will design and implement "Career Link" courses, which are 75-hour trainings offered over 3 weeks. The trainings provide manufacturing and tech industry exploration and career exposure activities.

Metro Regional Travel Options (RTO)

Active Transportation Project

$156,822; 7/1/15
PCC's vision for the district-wide "Active Transportation Plan" includes a .5FTE Active Transportation Coordinator who will work to assess walking and biking access, safety and security across the district. The Active Transportation Coordinator will work closely with Transportation Demand Management, Sustainability and ASPCC to ensure that the program is in line with student, campus and college initiatives. Each campus will have a point person to work with the Coordinator to ensure coordination of services and events on the campus level.


High School Equivalency Program (HEP)

$2,227,224; 7/1/15
To help migrant and seasonal farmworkers (msfw) and members of their immediate family obtain a general education diploma (GED) that meets the guidelines for high school equivalency established by the State in which the HEP project is conducted, and to gain employment or be placed in an institution of higher education (IHE) or other postsecondary education or training.


SSS TRIO - Cascade

$1,100,000; 9/1/15
To continue the successful TRIO SSS program at CA. The program will increase the retention, graduation and transfer rates of academically under-prepared low-income and first- generation students and students with disabilities and to foster an institutional climate that supports those students. 140 students will be served per year including intensive academic advising, financial aid advocacy, scholarship advising and assistance, student assessment, degree and transfer audits, college skills building, career exploration and development, student advocacy, enhanced student leadership opportunities, and cohort educational experiences.