The PGE Foundation has been a longtime financial supporter of Lettuce Grow. The PGE Foundation helps foster safe and healthy families through support of educational and community programs.
The Autzen Foundation gave us a 2012 grant for developing our education programs.
We received a Perkins Grant to fund purchases of textbooks and notebooks for our classes.
The Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust delivered our first grant of 2013 for our education work.
The Hoover Family Foundation has funded our Education Manager to assist us in improving our education processes in Oregon prisons. Their mission is to support non-profit organizations that foster the development of individual self-sufficiency. They believe that improving an individual’s capabilities and circumstances is possible at any age. We agree!
We are proud of our collaboration and partnership with the OSU Extension Master Gardeners, whose horticulture curriculum has been integrated into Lettuce Grow programs. To date, 54 inmates have completed this intensive, college-level horticulture class and after release, are eligible to complete volunteer hours to obtain their certification. OSU donated a digital format for the class for our instructors and in 2013, 100 more inmates have enrolled!
Portland Nursery has been a steadfast supporter of our work, from the very beginning. We are grateful to Community Manager Peggy Acott who is always there for us with the seeds and plants starts we need for the Portland prison, and lends ongoing moral support as well!
The Metro Master Gardeners program has granted volunteer hours to our volunteers toward their ongoing certification, including teaching special classes and guest speaker engagements. Here in Portland, they are developing a protocol to allow inmates to gain part of their needed volunteer hours by doing education work inside prisons.
Thank you to the Metropolitan Garden Club of Portland, who has given us a grants two years in a row to support our work.
The Oregon Food Bank donated its Seed to Supper curriculum for the use of our inmate students. We have graduated over 300 inmates from this six-week curriculum! It has been so successful that this curriculum is now a prerequisite in several of our facilities where we teach OSU Master Gardener Program classes!
Lithex Printing has been a longtime partner, donating much of the printing services needed for our brochures and other materials over the years.