Funders & Partners

Project Funders

The East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

A unit of local government serving Multnomah County East of the Willamette River – works toward toward keeping water clean, conserving water and keeping soil healthy. The EMSWCD provides a variety of programs and services to urban and rural residents and businesses including naturescaping and rain garden workshops, invasive species efforts, an annual native plant sale, as well as the annual Welcome the Rain! Festival. EMSWCD’s Partners In Conservation grant has been instrumental in helping Depave get off the ground – by providing funding for most of Depave’s 2009 season projects as well as many projects in 2010 and 2011.

The West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

Offering a wide array of services to residents and businesses west of the Willamette River such as assistance to landowners for developing Conservation Plans for their properties to help improve watershed health. WMSWCD has provided funding for The Vermont Hills Community Garden and the Capitol Hill Elementary School projects through it’s FISH grant program.

The Portland Bureau of Environmental Services

The Community Watershed Stewardship Program engages Portlanders in enhancing the health of our watersheds while promoting public awareness of our connection to these natural systems. We offer funding for community projects, help with project planning, and assist in connecting community groups with resources for their projects.

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Justice Small Grant

Patagonia Clothing

Voice Your Choice: Portland 2009 Top Grant Recipient

KEEN Footwear

Hybrid Care in Our Backyard: 2011 Top Grant Recipient

Lonely Dinosaur T-shirts

1% For the Planet Partner

Community Partners

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Portland Public Schools

Depave owes much of the success in proving our unique model of urban transformation through community empowerment to the projects implemented at schools within the Portland Public School district — including: Creative Science, Vestal Elementary, Capitol Hill Elementary, James John Elementary, Chief Joseph Elementary, Hayhurst Elementary, Arleta K-8Lewis Elementary, and others.


The Portland Parks & Recreation Community Gardens Program

This program has provided gardening opportunities for the physical and social benefit of the people and neighborhoods of Portland since 1975. There are 35 community gardens located throughout the city, developed and operated by volunteers and PP&R staff, offering a variety of activities. Depave works with PP&R on an ongoing basis to develop appropriate sites such as Vestal Community Garden and Vermont Hills Community Garden.

The Friends of Portland Community Gardens

A volunteer nonprofit organization working primarily with Portland Parks and Recreation, is dedicated to the improvement, advocacy and expansion of local community gardening through fundraising, securing land, and organizing educational activities and events. This group has been instrumental in gathering local support for Depave projects.

Thanks to our Generous 2013 Fundraiser Sponsors!

Business Supporters

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