Hillsboro Downtown Partnership (HDP) is honored and humbled to be the distributing agent of the Hillsboro Community Foundation (HCF) Community Relief Fund for Business Fire Relief to support the recovery of the businesses that were impacted by the fire at Weil Arcade. We are making our best efforts to distribute these funds in a way that meets the intentions of the collective donors until the funds are exhausted. This grant process is unprecedented in our community, in that we don’t know:
We have conferred with many experts in grant administration and people who have experienced somewhat similar situations. The information that we have gathered confirms that as our Hillsboro community is unique, this effort and quick response is just as unique. HDP has determined that this process and the metrics that we are using to determine how the funding is distributed is equitable and inclusive, taking into consideration the variety of business models, levels of impact, and insurance coverage that is represented by those impacted.
HDP commitments regarding the distribution of these funds:
Business applicants must agree to:
Parameters that will be considered when determining distribution of the funds:
If your business had a loss from the Weil Arcade Fire, follow these steps to apply:
1) Review the details listed above.
2) Download or print off the application using one of the following options.
3) Complete and sign the application.
4) Return the completed application to Elisa Joy Payne at Hillsboro Downtown Partnership no later than Monday, February 7, 2022 at 2:00 pm using one of the following options.
5) Our review panel of five will use a weighted rubric to score the applicants based on the information provided in the application and any follow-up information provided, using the parameters listed above. We have not been able to find a process that gives precedence to these efforts, so have developed one that reflects other business grants while taking into consideration the variety of impacts that the businesses have endured. Here are the panel members:
6) Grant dispersal will be incremental as funds continue to come into the HFC Community Relief Fund for fire relief.
7) We will add the names of the grant recipients to this page once a round of grants has been distributed. Once all of the funds are dispersed, we will release the amount that each applicant has received from the fund.
UPDATE MARCH 15, 2022
We have completed a second round of fund dispersal. The total dispersed to businesses that have submitted an application for funds at this time is $135,589. We are waiting for a date when the Hillsboro Community Funds will close the earmarked fire fund collection, and at that point there will be a final distribution to qualified applicants.
Additional business that requested and received funds:
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UPDATE: MARCH 7, 2022
Every applicant has received a grant in the first round of dispersed funds – totaling $60,200. We have recently clarified some numbers with Hillsboro Community Foundation in regards to pledges and ensuring all funds allocated to Beinestar were determined, and our grant review committee is now in the process of determining how to best distribute the next approximately $72,000 in available funds to businesses. Our plan is to have that request into HFC for their executive committee to approve on Wednesday, March 9, and then we will distribute those funds within the week. Businesses have all been notified that they do not have to reapply to be considered for this next round of funding.
Businesses that have requested and received grant funding to date:
Andy Harrison Music
Cain Denture Centers
Catherine Bede Gallery
Chiropractic Care Centers
Colours Art Supply
Fuzion Barbershop and Salon
Hillsboro Nutrition and Fitness
Hillsboro Pharmacy and Fountain
Impact Jui Jitsu
La Mixteca Oaxaca
Law Offices of J Curtis Edmondson
Lines Dance Academy
Lucia Isabel Collection
Piccolo Mondo Toys
Roland Salas Photography
Ridehalgh & Associates
Snider’s Hill Theatre Antique Mall
Universal Love Healing Center
Nonprofits that requested and have received funds to date:
Hillsboro Farmers’ Market Inc.
St. Andrew Legal Clinic
Wash Co Bikes
And one individual: Rod Diehm, for the loss of his vehicle in the related arson event at Tongue Estates.
If you have any questions regarding this grant, the funding, or the process, please contact: |
Elisa Joy ‘EJ’ Payne, Executive Director
Hillsboro Downtown Partnership
PO Box 2788, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
[email protected] 503-640-6145