Community Challenge Award Winners 2018

The Community Challenge Award honored 4 nonprofits making a huge impact in the Marion and Polk counties. 

Maps Community Foundation is proud to announce the following winners of the

2018 Community Challange Awards to:

$2,500 Award 

Salem Harvest, which works with growers and volunteers to harvest and distribute surplus crops.  The grant will help repair and maintain “Sunflower,” the truck used to transport food. In their video application, Salem Harvest asked: “Please help us fulfill our mission feeding hungry people by harvesting food that would otherwise go to waste.”

$2,500 Award

Salem Fire Foundation, which enhances public safety and promotes community support for the Salem Fire Department. The grant will help the foundation teach approximately 250 eighth-graders how to perform CPR and other life-saving skills. “We want Salem to be the healthiest community in the country and have the highest cardiac save rate in the nation,” the narrator said in their video application.

$2,500 Award

Heart to Soles, which buys and distributes new shoes to foster children, many of whom don’t have anything to call their own. The grant will help pay for new shoes. “Our sole mission is to give back to children who have so little,” said the nonprofit’s representatives in their video application.

$2,500 Award

St. Edwards Cottages, which ministers to those in need around St. Edward’s Episcopal Church in Silverton. The grant will go toward the church’s effort to build four small cottages to temporarily house four women who need homes. “We know we will not solve the problem of homelessness,” said the ministry’s video application, “but we believe that, four women at a time, we can give women a foothold in this world to start again or for the first time.”

Check out our FACEBOOK page for all of the award presenations and to learn more about each of these nonprofits!