PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Standard Charitable Foundation, Standard Insurance Company’s charitable foundation, today announced three grants totaling $55,000 to nonprofits in Portland, Oregon. The recipients are: Tualatin Hills Park Foundation, Impact NW and Central City Concern.
“The Standard is proud to support organizations that enhance and empower the communities where our customers and employees work and live,” said Greg Ness, president of The Standard Charitable Foundation and chairman, president and CEO of The Standard. “These new grants to Tualatin Hills Park Foundation, Impact NW and Central City Concern will support a variety of initiatives that create a positive and lasting difference in the lives of individuals and families.”
Tualatin Hills Park Foundation: $20,000 was awarded to support Tualatin Hills Park Foundation’s Access for All program. The program will invest in creating features in a planned community sports park in Aloha, Oregon for people with disabilities. These features go beyond regulatory requirements, and include enhanced access to the parking and drop off area, playground, paths, restrooms and more. The program is also investing in the Champions Too sports field, Oregon’s first multi-sport field for disabled athletes.
Impact NW: $25,000 was awarded to support Impact NW’s Urban Opportunities and Pathways to Manufacturing programs. The programs aim to provide Multnomah County high school students with job-readiness preparation through classroom presentations, business and industry site visits, and paid summer internships. The programs focus on students interested in pursuing careers in the manufacturing industry. Students receive career exploration opportunities through apprenticeships, entry-level jobs, post-secondary training, internships and overall industry exposure.
Central City Concern: $10,000 was awarded to support Central City Concern’s Clackamas Town Center Greens project, which will provide 60 new units of affordable housing in Clackamas County, Oregon. The project will reduce the wait for specialized housing and treatment options for families, and expand the capacity and services for families in recovery from addiction, domestic violence and homelessness. Central City Concern hopes to create positive social networks and will offer peer family mentors who have been successful in their recovery from homelessness and are now on staff.
The foundation’s giving is separate from the corporate giving of The Standard. Since 2007, The Standard Charitable Foundation, The Standard, and its employees and retirees have contributed more than $20 million in grants and social investments. To learn more about The Standard Charitable Foundation, please visit www.standard.com/foundation.
About The Standard Charitable Foundation
The Standard Charitable Foundation is the charitable foundation of The Standard. Founded in 2006, the foundation’s mission is to make a positive difference in communities by supporting community development, education, disability and health organizations. While the foundation has a broad goal of making a positive difference in communities, it places special emphasis on helping individuals and families who have experienced a loss or setback such as a major disability or the loss of a loved one. Since 2007, The Standard, its employees and retirees and The Standard Charitable Foundation have contributed more than $20 million in grants and social investments.
About The Standard
The Standard is a leading provider of financial products and services, including group and individual disability insurance, group life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, group dental and vision insurance, absence management services, retirement plans products and services and individual annuities. For more information about The Standard, visit www.standard.com.
The Standard is the marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries: Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Mortgage Investors, Inc., StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., StanCorp Real Estate, LLC, and StanCorp Equities, Inc.