Portland, OR. Milagro, the Northwest’s premier Latino arts and culture organization, was awarded $264,300 in grants from December 2016 to February 2017 for general operating support and capital improvements, and for Milagro’s artistic programming, arts education, and community engagement efforts.

(Russell Young Photography)

Here’s a list of the generous grants that Milagro received:

December 19, 2016, Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation, through their Community Giving Program, awarded Milagro $2,500 to support Teatro Milagro’s bilingual UNIDAD arts residency in Jackson and Douglas counties. For more information about the giving program, visit:  www.umpquabank.com/communitygiving 

January 4, 2017, The Oregon Arts Commission awarded an Arts Build Communities  grant of $6,000 to Milagro for Teatro Milagro’s bilingual UNIDAD arts residency in  Astoria, OR.  The Commission, with federal funds from the National Endowment for the  Arts and state support, allocated $210,000 to thirty-six projects for community arts  projects across the state.  To learn more about The Oregon Arts Commission, visit: www.oregonartscommission.org

January 12, 2017, EC Brown Foundation awarded Milagro continued support in the amount of $10,000 to support Teatro Milagro’s “Healthy Relationships” residencies and workshops as part of OYE, opciónes y educación, the Latino sexual health coalition, and for TM’s new middle school program Mijita Fridita about the life of the young Frida Kahlo.                                                

February 13, 2017, The Portland Development Commission awarded Milagro a Community Livability Grant in the amount of $75,000 for The  Next Miracle Capital Project to support interior and exterior improvements  to El Centro Milagro. The Portland Development Commission (PDC) announced more than $840,000 in Community Livability Grants for fiscal year 2016-17 to projects in the Lents Town Center, Gateway Regional Center, and Central Eastside urban renewal areas (URAs) as well as in Old Town/Chinatown with funding from both River District and Downtown Waterfront URAs. For more information about PDC’s Community Livability Grants, visit: http://www.pdc.us/for-residents/community-livability-grant.aspx

February 22, 2017, The Collins Foundation’s trustees approved a three-year grant of $150,000 to Milagro.  $75,000 was awarded for capital improvements, with an additional $25,000 each year to support Milagro’s on-going programs and operations.  The Collins Foundation invests in Oregon nonprofit organizations, both rural and urban, that are dedicated to improving quality of life and well-being for the people in their communities.  In December 2016, the trustees awarded 26 single-year grants and 10 multi-year grants, totaling nearly $2.1 million invested in non-profits in Oregon. For more information, visit: http://www.collinsfoundation.org/ 

February 24, 2017, The Regional Arts & Culture Council awarded Milagro a 2016-17 General Operating Support grant in the amount of $20,800.  RACC supports the region’s vital arts and culture community through a variety of grant programs. These grants are made possible through investments from the City of Portland, Multnomah County, Clackamas County, Washington County, Metro, and Work for Art. Funding is awarded through a competitive process that includes dozens of community volunteers serving on peer panels and evaluating each request. For more information, visit: https://racc.org/ 

From Milagro:

For over 30 years, Milagro has been dedicated to bringing the vibrancy of Latino theatre, culture and arts education to audiences in the Pacific Northwest and across the country. We provide a home for artists and audiences seeking authentic, Latino cultural experiences. We value creativity and diversity; we welcome the risk of experimentation while respecting tradition; we empower our artists to think creatively and act collaboratively; we are often irreverent but never irrelevant. We entertain our audiences; we give them pause to think, feel and imagine; and, through the cultural lens of latinidad, we reflect the full spectrum of humanity. As a proud community leader and thinker, we speak boldly and authoritatively; as imaginative artists, we embrace the colorful and vivacious, the provocative and playful. 

MORE INFORMATION: 503-236-7253 or  http://milagro.org/