A Huge Shout Out

Thank you to our supporters, partners, funders, and sponsors!

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The Collins Foundation

The Collins Foundation invests in Oregon non-profit organizations, both rural and urban, that are dedicated to improving the quality of life and well-being for the people in their communities. The Collins Foundation wants the state of Oregon to be a place where all people have access to high quality, culturally responsible services in sectors such as health, social services, education, housing, and employment. The Foundation envisions vibrant neighborhoods and communities where residents enjoy access to healthy food, a rich variety of artistic and cultural expression, and the benefits of Oregon’s natural environment. Sarah Bellum's Bakery & Workshop received a two-year $35,000 grant from the Collins Foundation to support operations and provide job training and employment for adults with acquired brain injury in the Portland Metro area.

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Autzen Foundation

The Autzen Foundation supports charitable work that makes Oregon a better place. Grants are awarded to smaller non-profit organizations; most often to groups with social service, arts and culture, educational, environmental and/or youth-centered missions. Sarah Bellum's Bakery was awarded a $10,000 grant in December 2021 to support our operations as we return to pre-pandemic operations. 

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Brunton Family Charitable Fund
of the Oregon Community Foundation

The Oregon Community Foundation puts donated money to work in Oregon – more than $100 million in grants and scholarships annually. Since 1973, OCF grantmaking, research, advocacy and community-advised solutions have helped individuals, families, businesses, and organizations create charitable funds to improve lives for all Oregonians. Impactful giving– time, talent, and resources from many generous Oregonians–creates measurable change. Throughout 2020, OCF responded quickly and urgently - distributing a record-setting $220 million in charitable dollars to more than 3,000 nonprofits throughout Oregon working to address urgent needs, stabilize communities and prepare for long-term recovery in Oregon. OCF donors responded to the magnitude of need, as reflected in a 44% increase in donor advised fund grantmaking from the previous year. Sarah Bellum's Bakery was awarded a $500 advised fund grant in December 2021 to support our operations. 

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Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation

The Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation is dedicated to building healthier, more resilient, better connected, and inclusive communities throughout our footprint. The Community Grants program reflects a deepened commitment to improving economic prosperity, especially for under-resourced individuals, families, and small businesses. Sarah Bellum's Bakery was awarded a $3,500 community grant in November 2021 to support our operations. 

"The Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation is thrilled to be able to provide grant funding to Sarah Bellum’s Bakery & Workshop. Their social enterprise model is the real deal – it’s rooted in proven science to support those with acquired brain injury, leveraging solid business practices and baking incredibly scrumptious goodies."

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Pacific University

Sarah Bellum's Bakery & Workshop was founded by Dr. Rik Lemoncello, professor of speech-language pathology at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Dr. Lemoncello was named the Thomas ("Tommy") S. Thompson Distinguished Professor of Education in the College of Education at Pacific University in 2016. This honor came with a monetary award, which allowed Dr. Lemoncello to develop a scholarly program which turned into Sarah Bellum's Bakery. Dr. Lemoncello continues to evaluate our program outcomes, support student experiences to learn about brain injury at the bakery program, and disseminate program outcomes at local, state, and national conferences. Thank you to the Pacific University College of Education for believing in our vision and mission to help make this program a reality! 

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Brain Injury Connections Northwest (BIC-NW)

BIC-NW is a non-profit organization that assists people living with acquired brain injury in Portland, OR through support groups, programming, and assistance. The BIC-NW mission is to connect those touched by brain injury to the people, resources, and services that best meet their needs. Sarah Bellum's Bakery & Workshop began as a program of BIC-NW until we separated to become our own independent non-profit organization in 2018.