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The Silver Family Foundation makes grants to a number of non-profits in Oregon, Washington and Idaho that provide transformative youth development services to children.  These are a few examples of our current core grantees.


St. Andrews Nativity School

The Nativity School is a tuition-free Catholic middle school committed to serving low-income youth.  The school’s mission is “to cultivate in its students the spiritual, intellectual, and personal strengths that empower them to continue their education towards college and career readiness and become people for others.” 


Friends of the Children

Friends of the Children –  Portland (FOTC) is a long-term mentorship program that is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty.   FOTC targets some of the highest risk children in kindergarten and pairs them with a salaried, professional mentor who spends a minimum of 15 hours each month for 12.5 years -- until they graduate from high school. 

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Rainier Scholars

Rainier Scholars is a comprehensive academic and leadership program that works with hard working, low-income students from 6th grade to college graduation.  Rainier Scholars mission is to “cultivate the academic potential and leadership skills of hard-working, low-income students of color.”

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Summer Search

 The mission of Summer Search is to “find resilient low-income high school students and inspire them to become responsible and altruistic leaders by providing year-round mentoring, life-changing summer experiences, college advising and a lasting support network.”


Minds Matter

Minds Matter connects driven and determined students from low-income families with the people, preparation, and possibilities to succeed in college, create their future, and change the world.


De La Salle North Catholic HS

DLSNC offers a private, rigorous, college preparatory education to low-income students.  The mission of De La Salle is to “serve a racially diverse community of capable, interested, and motivated, college bound students, primarily from North and Northeast Portland, who would not otherwise have access to reliable, college preparatory education.”

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