A History of MMFO Grants

Metropolitan Medical Foundation of Oregon (MMFO) was founded in 1992, and its mission is to support activities that improve health education and the delivery of health care to the community. In the early years of MMFO, a number of grants were awarded in the area of childhood immunizations. Over the years, MMFO has become quite diversified in its grant making, seeking to meet community needs that are in line with its mission
. In addition to its regular grant making, MMFO established a mini grant program in 2002 that awards grants up to $500 to those developing small projects.


  • Boost Oregon - (Immunization-education workshops)
  • Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative (Narrative Medicine Monthly Workshop Series)
  • AMWA OHSU Chapter - Elizabeth Swanson (Ideas to Action Conference)


  • AMWA OHSU Chapter - Mollie Marsh (Strength thru Stories Conference)
  • Intracranial Hypertension Research Foundation - Sam Hermes (Mortality Research Project)
  • Eric Burgh, MD, Providence lnternal Medicine Resident - (Blue Light Exposure Assessment Project)


  • Angela Steichen, OHSU - (The Women's Leadership Development Program)
  • The Wallace Medical Concern - (Reach Out and Read: incorporating books into pediatric care)


  • Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center - (Trauma-sensitive yoga program for SMYRC Youth)
  • Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center- (Motivational incentive Program for Diabetic Teens)
  • Doernbecher Children’s Hospital - (Butterfly Clinic for Turner's Syndrome Patients)
  • Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland - (Physician Wellness Room)


  • The Wallace Medical Concern - (HealthWorks "Base Camp" for Families)
  • David Liskey, OHSU Med School/I Have a Dream OR - (Bicycle Safety/Helmet Education)
  • Molly Rabinowitz, OHSU Med School - (Patient Educ. Brochure for Hooper Clinic)


  • Asian Health & Service Center - (Asian Community Health Fair) 
  • Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine, The Founders Clinic - (Handheld Pulse Oximeter)
  • Upstream Public Health - (Fluoridation education effort)
  • The Wallace Medical Concern - (Nutrition education program at the Health Station of the Mexican Consulate)


  • Center for Environmental Equity- (Purchase, distribution safe disposal of medical sharps containers for elderly & persons with disabilities)


  • Barbara Hula, RN, BSN, St. Juan Diego Catholic Church - (Digital Blood Pressure Monitoring Device)
  • Allison Casciato, MS2, OHSU Department of Family Medicine - (Pediatric Quality Assessment Research Project)
  • Lynne Frost, MS, RN, CPNP, Calcagno Pediatrics - (Childhood Obesity Education Intervention)
  • Project Access Now - (Community Outreach/Fundraising Video Project)


  • Oregon Partnership to Immunize Children - (2010 Roundtable & Immunization Training, Wash. Co)
  • Center for Environmental Equity - (Education Outreach program on prescription drug disposal) 
  • OHSU Med Students Policy Interest Group - (Cover The Uninsured Week Health Screening Fair)


  • Coalition of Community Health Clinics - (Interpretive Services for Physician Access Now Referrals)
  • Outside In - (Homeless Health & Resource Fair)
  • Forest Grove SD/Neil Armstrong MS - (Health Ed pilot project for Social Learning Class)
  • Associated Students for the Underserved/OHSU - (Oral history project/attaining access to health care)


  • Center for Environmental Equity - (Clean-to-Green Cleaning Kits)
  • NW Osteopathic Medical Foundation Conference - (Meeting the Health Needs of Underserved Communities)


  • DePaul Treatment Centers - (AA Big Books 4th Edition)
  • Outside In - (On site A1C Screens/Machine)
  • The Wallace Medical Concern - (Children's Health Day Project) 
  • Trillium Family Services - (Medication Resource Books)
  • OHSU Medical Students - (Cover the Uninsured Week activities)


  • Targol Saedi, OHSU Medical Student - (Evaluation of Skateboard Safety Day in Tualatin)
  • Center for Environmental Equity - (Clean-to-Green Hazardous Materials Project)


  • The Essential Health Clinic - (Extension of pilot medication program)
  • Global Health Alliance - (W Reg. Intl Health Conference 2006)
  • Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland - (Tsunami & new Volunteer Program presentation) 
  • Foundation for Medical Excellence - (Benson/Kendall Lectureship Endowment) 
  • Linfield College School of Nursing - (Simulation for Health Careers education)

Prior to 2005

  • Childhood Obesity lntervention Initiative
    The Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon
    Free Clinic of SW Washington
    Friendly House 
  • Housecall Providers Inc. - (Support of fall fundraising event for program services)
  • The Essential Health Clinic - (Supplies and materials not obtained through donations)
  • Free Clinic of SW Washington - (Bee sting treatment kits for summer/fa/I)
  • Oregon Medical Association Alliance - (Teen Health Workshop 2004)
  • Portland Rotary Charitable Trust- (Honoring Bob Dernedde, Children's Services Fund)
  • Housecall Providers Inc. - (Support of fall fundraising event)
  • Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland - (Three-program education series for physicians, residents, med students and family members)
  • MESD/School Health Services - (Stress Management Program at Centennial High School)
  • MESD/School Health Services - (Education program for reducing childhood obesity for at risk students -Lane Middle School)
  • Mental Health Partners, Inc. - (Exam table, Arbor Place)
  • Glencoe Elementary School - (Smoking Cessation Kits/Parkrose High School)
  • Free Clinic of SW Washington - (Halo headlight for ENT)
  • Mental Health Partners, Inc. - (Exam table, Faulkner PL)
  • Luke-Dorf, Inc. - (Medication support-scholarship program)
  • The Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon - (Presentation by health educators to teen girls)
  • The Essential Health Clinic - (Medical supplies & equipment)
  • Trillium Family Services - (EKG machine for Secure Child Inpatient Unit)
  • The Wallace Medical Concern - (Scabies treatments)
  • Columbia-Willamette AHEC - (Health Career Day)
  • OHSU - (J.S. Reinschmidt Chair of Medical Education)
  • MESD - Partner with Merck - (Hep B Middle School Project)
  • Multnomah County Health Department - (Special Immunization Clinics)
  • Columbia-Willamette AHEC - (Health Career Day)
  • Ceasefire Oregon - (Cops, Docs & DA's)
  • American Heart Association - (CPR Sunday)
  • Multnomah County partner with Merck - (Model Cities Hep B immunization Project)
  • Foundation for Medical Excellence - (NW Center for Physician Well Being)
  • American Cancer Society - (Teens Against Tobacco Use)
  • Oregon Preschool Immunization Consortium - (Campaign, newsletter & growth chart)
  • NW Medical Teams - (Mobile Unit for Immunization Clinics)
  • Oregon Preschool Immunization Consortium - (Immunize Now Campaign)
  • Multnomah County partner w/Rotary - (Immunizations)
  • Raphael House 

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