2017-18 Project Grants

Huerto de la familia gardeners
Bethel Garden Siembra la Cena graduates display their certificates. The partipants of this six-week organic gardening class will have plots in Huerto de la Familia's new garden in the Bethel area, which is funded in Part by a Wayne Morse Project Grant. 

The Wayne Morse Center awards project grants each year to support community organizations, university faculty and departments, and student organizations. Awards help fund projects and educational events that are related to the center’s theme of inquiry. The maximum award is $10,000 though most awards range from $2,000 to $6,000. Applications are due each January.

2017-18 Project Grants

Causa, Oregon’s Latino Immigrant Rights Organization
An Immigrant Rights Advocacy Internship in Eugene for a UO student. 

Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies
A one-day symposium at the University of Oregon, titled “Justice Across Borders: Gender, Race, Migration, and Belonging in the Americas.”

UO Department of Ethnic Studies
A series of events at the University of Oregon titled “Art, Migration and Political Activism: From the Caribbean to the Pacific Rim.”

Huerto de la Familia
A new organic community garden for immigrant families in the underserved Bethel neighborhood, supported by Kalapuya High School, the Bethel School District, and Willamette Food and Farm Coalition.

KLCC FM, NPR for Oregonians
Monthly in-depth public radio features on the local immigrant experience and the local impact of federal immigration policies.

Prof. Torsten Kjellstrand and Leilani Sabzalian, Ph.D.
A multimedia storytelling project about migration and immigration with a focus on Native people with ties to the University of Oregon and the surrounding community.

Henry and Tom Lininger
Supporting debate programs at Springfield High School and Hamlin Middle School in Springfield, Oregon.

Noche Cultural 
Support for Noche Cultural / Culture Night, scheduled to take place on August 19, 2017, in Springfield. This annual event will offer family-oriented activities and an exhibition of Charreria, the Mexican national sport of artful horsemanship.


Past Project Grants