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The Oregon Community Foundation offers many ways of connecting donors to the causes they are passionate about.

You can set up a fund or add to your existing fund. Or you can join with others in donating to a pooled fund, where your dollars will go even further.

No matter how you choose to give, we are here to help you make wise investments — for you and for the issues closest to your heart.

  • Add to Your Fund

    Add to Your Fund

    Additions to your fund may be made at any time using cash, securities, or other forms of property. Checks should be made payable to OCF and mailed to the OCF Portland office.  Please indicate the fund name on your check.

    Gifts of appreciated securities or real estate often allow a donor to make a substantial contribution while receiving valuable income tax advantages.  The capital gain from the donated asset (if held by you for at least one year) passes tax free to OCF. Gifts of real estate require a certain amount of due diligence by OCF, and will require the donor to obtain a qualified appraisal.

    Under current tax law, individuals may make a gift of an IRA distribution to their OCF fund with the exception of advised funds. Staff will work with your IRA administrator, if necessary, to facilitate the transfer of IRA assets

    In addition to outright contributions, gifts from bequests, living trusts, and charitable remainder trusts may also be added to an existing fund.

    For gifts of cash, securities or IRA distributions, please contact:

    For assistance with all other types of gifts, please get in touch with your fund’s contact person or an OCF philanthropic advisor.

  • Donate to an OCF Pooled Fund

    OCF Pooled Funds:

    Children’s Dental Health Initiative: The Oregon Children’s Dental Health Initiative addresses the statewide crisis of childhood dental disease by building private and public partnerships to improve children’s dental health through education, funding for community-based prevention programs, and statewide leadership and advocacy.

    Donate to the OCF Children’s Dental Health Initiative Fund.

    Community 101: Through the Community 101 program, students throughout Oregon are introduced to charitable giving through grantmaking and community service and increase their knowledge about community needs, nonprofits and philanthropy.

    Donate to the Community 101 Fund.

    Deferred Action for Immigrants: OCF, in partnership with other foundations, have coordinated a collaborative funding approach to address issues of immigration and refugees in the state, and to support local organizations responding to these issues.

    Donate to the DACA, Immigrant and Refugee Fund.

    Early Childhood Education: A child’s first five years are critical to success in school and in life. With programs including P-3 alignment, parenting education, and professional development for child care, OCF has made these crucial early years a major focus of its work for more than two decades, with the goal of making sure that all Oregon children arrive at school ready to learn.

    Donate to the Ready to Learn Fund.

    Donate to the Early Childhood Network Fund.

    Donate to the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative Fund.

    Healthy Environment Fund: OCF supports collaborative efforts that reach agreement among a variety of stakeholders to support vibrant communities, a healthy natural environment and a strong economy. OCF’s first proactive discretionary project within this area is a water pilot to catalyze community conversations among diverse stakeholders to plan for their water future.

    Donate to the Healthy Environment Fund.

    K-12 Student Success: Contributing to this pooled fund helps supports quality out-of-school time programs. Programs that support positive youth development and increase engagement with school, thus improving attendance, boosting academic performance and increasing the likelihood of high school graduation and post-secondary attainment.

    Donate to the K-12 Student Success Fund.

    Latino Partnership Program:  The goals of OCF’s Latino Partnership Program are to incorporate the voice and perspective of Latino communities in all of OCF’s major programs and operations, support the education and achievement of Latino students, support and increase Latino leadership and promote cross-cultural experiences.

    Donate to the Latino Leadership Fund.

    Studio to School: In recognition of the opportunity gap that exists for students who live in rural areas, are low-income and/or come from a community of color, Studio to School supports collaborative projects between schools and community arts organizations to design and deliver sustainable arts education during the school day and in out-of-school time.

    Donate to the Studio to School Evaluation & Learning Community Fund.

    OCF Leadership Fund: This fund supports a wide range of special initiatives, such as fostering strong early childhood and parenting programs, enriching our community through the arts, and much more. The OCF Leadership Fund also expands outreach around the state to further connect donors with causes they care about.

    Donate to the OCF Leadership Fund.

    Oregon Fund: The Oregon Fund is an endowed fund created to serve the state’s greatest needs. Support of The Oregon Fund helps OCF build a strong future for our communities.

    Donate to the Oregon Fund.

    Oregon Scholarship Fund: The Oregon Scholarship Fund supports the opportunity for Oregon students to receive a post-secondary education.

    Donate to the Oregon Scholarship Fund.

  • Donate Online

    Donate Online

    When you're ready to donate, there is no more direct or efficient method than our online giving process. There is a $25 minimum donation requirement for online gifts. Please make an online donation today.

  • Donate by Mail

    Donate by Mail

    If you are interested in donating to a fund by mail, please send a check to OCF with the name of the fund listed on the memo line.

    The Oregon Community Foundation
    1221 SW Yamhill St.
    Suite 100
    Portland, OR 97205