NECN serves as the fiscal sponsor — managing finances and paperwork, administering grant funds, helping with promotion and outreach — for projects led by community groups that do not have their own non-profit status. To explore NECN sponsorship for your project, contact Fran Ayaribil: 503.388.9188, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current sponsored projects:
- Albina Tree Initiative: Students from Rosemary Anderson High School are working with Friends of Trees, with the leadership of the Humboldt Neighborhood Association, to recruit neighbors in Boise, Eliot and Humboldt to have street trees planted in front of their homes. Funded by the Community Watershed Stewardship Program.
- Green King: The King Neighborhood Association is working with Depave to remove unneeded pavement from the parking lot on the south side of King School, and will replace it with a native plant rain garden to alleviate flooding and create a more welcoming and healthful space for community events, such as the King Farmers’ Market. Funded by the Community Watershed Stewardship Program.
Click here to donate to the Green King project.
- King School Backpack Lunch Program: Volunteers with the King Neighborhood Association and the King School PTA provide sack lunches that students take home with them for the weekend.
Click here to donate to the King School Backpack Lunch Program.
- A Bench for Two Plum Park: An effort to fund the installation of a bench at Two Plum Park in the King Neighborhood.
- Sabin Triangle Project: A long-range project of the Sabin Community Association to create a community gathering plaza at NE 15th Ave and Prescott St. The goals for 2013 are to improve the attractiveness of the existing right-of-way and the health of the existing trees, and to conduct preliminary survey and engineering work. This project has been conceptualized through community feedback and the work of Architects Without Borders.