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Depave is seeking assistance with the development of small foundation grant requests to help fuel our ongoing community re-greening work in Portland and beyond. In addition to our regular Portland-based projects, we are spearheading new partnerships with like-minded groups beyond Portland.
Volunteers will participate in 2 trainings of 45 min each focused on our work and how to plug into our organizations humble fundraising and development work. Following these trainings you will work with one Depave board member to develop solicitations.
No prior experience in grant-writing is required but good writing and language skills are a must! Experience with marketing, brand development, and fundraising are also helpful. For those with such skills, we are also seeking folks to help us with flesh out a development plan for the organization.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
PO BOX 12503, PORTLAND, OR 97212, US
Depave empowers disenfranchised communities to overcome social and environmental injustices and adapt to climate change through urban re-greening. Depave transforms over-paved places, creates resilient community greenspaces, promotes workforce development and education, and advocates for policy change to undo manifestations of systemic racism. Depave envisions an empowered society living within sustainable cities, built on a foundation of justice, equity, diversity, practicing inclusion and actively undoing systemic discrimination and social and environmental injustice of every kind. Depave imagines a sustainable city as a place where people and wildlife coexist and prosper amidst clean air, clean water, robust urban forests, thriving local agriculture, and healthy communities.
Since 2008, Depave has delivered high-benefit urban re-greening and community space revitalization for under-served urban communities within the Portland metro region and beyond. Within the Portland, Oregon region Depave has reached over 70 sites - primarily schools, churches and other community gathering places. To date we have removed a cumulative total of 7.2 acres of pavement, creating new greenspaces that manage stormwater runoff from an additional 11.7 acres of impervious areas.
Beyond Portland, Depave has sparked the creation of numerous affiliate groups across the USA, Canada, and worldwide.
A typical Depave project re-greens 3,100 sf with trees, landscaping, restored soils, nature play and other greenspace amenities. Depave transforms urban heat sinks into cool green oases, which offer respite from summer heat, sequester carbon, infiltrate stormwater, reduce flooding, create habitat, improve air quality, and reduce energy consumption and crime! Our work creates accessible recreational spaces, which divert trips to more distant park and recreation destinations. Trees planted shade adjacent buildings and reduce energy consumption, boosting canopy cover in under-treed neighborhoods. Because Depave’s projects are embedded within an urban matrix of impervious surfaces, the project benefits are often larger than a simple summation of depaved areas. The numerous social benefits of our work have not been fully quantified.