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Portland Timbers Community Fund award p:ear rec program $5,000

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The Portland Timbers today announced the awarding of $43,400 in grants to eight family and youth-focused, nonprofit organizations throughout the Portland area through the Portland Timbers Community Fund (PTCF). The eight fall grant recipients were selected by the Portland Timbers Community Fund Advisory Board.

Supported by founding partners JELD-WEN Windows & DoorsAlaska AirlinesadidasPGE and Burgerville, the PTCF presented grants to AC Portland, Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest, Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership, Parrot Creek Child and Family Services, p:ear, Portland Reading Foundation, Trillium Family Services and Young Entrepreneurs Business Week.

The PTCF set an aggressive goal of donating $180,000 in grants to local nonprofits and field projects in 2012. The fall grants are the third and final round of three grant cycles over the course of the year. For more on the PTCF, visit www.portlandtimbers.com/community/fund.

The PTCF, an advised fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, supports charitable, nonprofit organizations that are registered as a 501(c)(3), with a tax-exempt status from the IRS and are located within one of the four surrounding counties of the Portland metro area: Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, and Clark County in Southwest Washington. Grant-seeking organizations must fall under one of the following areas of focus: youth education; youth sports; youth health and fitness; environmental awareness and activism with youth and families.

Through the club’s community outreach platform, Stand Together, the Timbers’ community mission is to harness the power of sport to improve the lives of children and families in the region through targeted programs, deep partnerships and philanthropic giving. For more on the Timbers community outreach programs and partners, visitwww.portlandtimbers.com/stand-together.