World Muse invests directly in the change makers we champion.
Our Muse Maker Grant Program provides support for individuals and projects that inspire positive social change in our local community.
Over the past 10+ years, World Muse has contributed over $50,000 to support social change efforts from creative arts education for grieving children, to non-competitive cycling events for young girls, to generating support for the LGBTQIA+ community and beyond. Our grants allow us to directly support local change-makers who are working to inspire positive social change.
World Muse supports Project Pride, a collaboration between Ellipse Theatre Community (ETC), Little Town Productions, and Musical Impressions Studios to present a multi-faceted program, featuring a production of “Fun Home,” intended to promote community understanding and connection amongst LGBTQ2IA+ individuals, families, and communities.
World Muse supports the work of The Father’s Group to host a fun, family-friendly, two-day festival elevating Juneteenth throughout the state of Oregon, featuring unique entertainment, music, food, and dancing, along with a variety of historical and educational exhibits, artistic displays, and recreation.
World Muse supports the work of Sakari Farms, a Native Owned (Inupiaq) tribal farm and educational business that functions by growing regional traditional foods using ancestral tribal seed, non-native fruits, vegetables, herbs and specialty plant medicine.
World Muse supports the work of Holistic Resistance to offer Grief to Action Camp, a semi-mobile camp where African Heritage and other identified POC (People of Color) can come shelter in place and grieve with support.
THE FATHER’S GROUP
World Muse supports the work of The Father’s Group to enhance the lives of children through education, leadership, and networking; while strengthening our community, eliminating barriers, and helping them reach their full potential.
World Muse supports the work of Papalaxsimisha to work with indigenous students and their families in 6th through 12th grade on their educational journey using culturally based educational practices and grounded in the acknowledgement and awareness of historical trauma and healing.
World Muse supports the work of The Helpers to cultivate Indigenous Self-Determination through Food, Medicine, Land, and Water Sovereignty.
SOUL SISTERS CYCLING
World Muse supports the work of Soul Sister Cycling to create non-competitive cycling events for young girls locally as well as to provide funds, gear, and support to women in developing countries so that they may participate in the sport of cycling.
THE GREENHOUSE CABARET
World Muse supports the work of The Greenhouse Cabaret to become a hub for blooming artists by slowly building a high end performing arts space with local talent and an annual season of shows.
THE JAM PROJECT
World Muse supports the work of the Jam Project to offer creative arts education for grieving children to help them find their voice and place in a time of loss and sadness.
NIGHT LIGHT SHOW
World Muse supports the work of the Night Light Show with Shanan Kelley & Magnificent Guests to build community awareness and deepen community connections through comedy and art.
SCHOOL OF ENRICHMENT
World Muse supports the work of The School of Enrichment to offer yoga to preschool, Pre- K & Kindergarten aged students at School of Enrichment while growing the frequency at which it is provided.
C.O. WOMXN’S MARCH
World Muse supports the work of local organizations coming together to host an event for all people from all faiths, gender identities, races, and economic backgrounds to march in support of women’s equality in all aspects of life.
World Muse supports the work of Ladyhops to give at-risk young women the chance to grow something that empowers them to believe they are enough.
World Muse supports the work of Rouge Magazine, a group of 10-15 teen girls from a high school in Bend, Oregon who will be publishing a magazine discussing the difficulties they have gone through as youth in today’s world.
World Muse supports the work of Tiny Hey, a postcard writing exchange between neighborhoods because every person has a story to tell that is both deeply personal and surprisingly universal.