Mission: To improve life in oregon by building a permanent endowment for the community and promoting effective philanthropy
Programs: The foundation administers charitable funds and makes grants from those funds for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes, primarily in the state of oregon. In 2014 ocf: -made grants totaling $71. 2 million to nearly 2,100 nonprofit organizations including grants that support foundation initiatives that focus on strengthening leaders and organizations in the latino community, promoting youth philanthropy, improving children's dental health, and connecting oregonians with learning opportunities from early childhood through higher education. -assisted 2,548 students with scholarship awards totaling $6. 0 million -administered over 1,790 existing charitable funds; established 125 new funds -provided educational opportunities for donors, professional advisors, and not-for-profit organizations to learn about philanthropy, grantmaking, endowment building, community issues, and related topics
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.