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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.

INFINITE HEALING SOLUTIONS

World Muse supports Infinite Healing Solutions work to treat every individual with dignity and respect. Their principles are centered around being a good role-model by complying with both the spirit of justice and acting responsibly toward the communities in which we work and for the benefit of the communities that we serve.

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FAMILY ACCESS NETWORK: FAN

World Muse supports the work of FAN to link children and families to critical basic need services with the goal of keeping children healthy and in school. FAN provides a direct and convenient way within the school to connect children to vital resources.

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BETTER TOGETHER

World Muse supports Better Together’s efforts to activate networks across sectors and communities to transform
the systems that serve children, youth and families. They work collectively to identify gaps in opportunity, build knowledge and align strategies, so we can act together to change policy and practices.

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RAICES

World Muse supports the work of RAICES aimed at school-age Latino youth from low-income, immigrant families. Their goal is to provide relatively simple, yet impactful interventions that produce lasting change, propelling our kids to succeed in school and in life.

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PROJECT PRIDE

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.

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JUNETEENTH

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.

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SAKARI FARMS

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.

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HOLISTIC RESISTANCE

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.

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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.

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PAPALAXSIMISHA

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.

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THE HELPERS

World Muse supports the work of The Helpers to cultivate Indigenous Self-Determination through Food, Medicine, Land, and Water Sovereignty.

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CULT OF TUCK

World Muse supports the work of The Cult of Tuck Drag Collective to bring queer performance art to Central Oregon and help build our local LGBTQ community.

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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.

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J BAR J

World Muse supports the work of J Bar J, the largest social services organization helping youth in Central Oregon. Central to all programs is the idea that our thoughts and beliefs influence our choices, and our choices define our futures.

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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.

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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.

SAVING GRACE

World Muse supports the work of  Saving Grace to provide a safe space for women to author their stories and create a deeper connection to themselves and others.

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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.

LADYHOPS

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.

ROUGE MAGAZINE

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.

TINY HEY

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.