Oregon Community Foundation
Rating: 5 stars 1 1 review 56
Location: 1221 Sw Yamhill Ste 100 Portland OR 97205 USA
To improve life in Oregon and promote effective philanthropy. To achieve this:
OCF builds a permanent endowment for Oregon communities through the support of Oregonians.
OCF sets high professional standards for the management of charitable gifts.
OCF provides a broad range of giving opportunities to meet donor interests.
OCF assists and cooperates with others in the effective application of charitable resources.
OCF shares information about its activities and philanthropic achievements with the community.
OCF was founded in 1973 with an initial gift of $57,000. Total funds now are valued at over $996,000,000.
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I am a volunteer from the community with past ties to community & economic development work and philanthropy.
While now into another career, the Foundation has given me the chance to use past skills in helping our Oregon non-profits improve their grant applications.
The Oregon Community Foundation takes the unique position of using members of the community to help with reviewing their grant applications twice a year.
They also have many other roles for volunteers to engage in, including leadership councils and forums.
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Seeing how their grants to local non-profits has improved our communities makes this experience very satisfying.
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Replicate their model elsewhere.