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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Parks and the Portland Parks Foundation Receive Bank of America Neighborhood Builder Award

November 5, 2019

Today, Bank of America announced that Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) and the Portland Parks Foundation (PPF) have received the annual Neighborhood Builder Award from Bank of America. The award comes with $200,000 that will allow PP&R and PPF to significantly expand free summertime lunch and recreation activities.

PP&R’s Mobile Lunch + Play program, part of Summer Free For All, brings kids a healthy, free lunch along with sports, arts, crafts, and games to apartment complexes and sites in east Portland where parks are currently scarce.

The award builds on Bank of America’s longstanding support of Summer Free For All.

Special thanks to Bank of America, including Roger Hinshaw, President of Oregon and SW Washington, Monique Barton, Senior Vice President for Corporate Social Responsibility, and Jessica Hewitt, Vice President for Enterprise Business and Community; to the Portland Parks Foundation, including Executive Director Randy Gragg and Board Chair Mary Ruble; and to Parks staff, especially Kellie Torres and Chariti Montez.

Background

Major Bank of America Grant Enhances PP&R's Mobile Lunch + Play Program

Portland Parks and Recreation Website

Media

Bank of America Funds Portland Parks Program

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Neighborhood Builders Awarded $400,000 in Grants

KGW News

 

Two Local Nonprofits Announced as Grant Recipients for Portland-Area Programs

The Skanner News