Republican gubernatorial candidate Dennis Richardson focused on the consulting business of Cylvia Hayes, Gov. John Kitzhaber's fiancee.
The company will provide steel fabrication work for the $4.5 billion Transbay Transit Center.
GrowlerWerks LLC, which invented the uKeg, met its first crowdfunding goal of $75,000, then exceeded a second goal of $120,000 within three days.
The grants were given through the Nike Employee Grant Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.
Michael Bloomberg donated the money in support of the "Top Two Primary" initiative.