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Oregon Community Foundation Fall Grant Cycle: Oregonian Giving Matches Community Needs

12/17/2018 Press Release

Over half of $7.5 million in new grants will create opportunities for young children, rural families and communities of color

Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) today announced that it has distributed over $7.5 million in new grants, including a record-high $3.9 million through the Community Grants Program, to help Oregon’s most vulnerable communities.

These grants reflect the exceptional work of nonprofits throughout the state. Grants Pass Rotary Foundation will be distributing a book each month to children (0-5) in Josephine County. Next Door, Inc. will create a hub for expanded social and educational support programs in The Dalles. And National Urban Housing and Economic Community Development Corporation will build affordable housing for moderate-income homebuyers in the Portland-Metro area and prepare ex-offenders for careers in the construction industry.

“As one of the largest community foundations in the nation, we are privileged to work with a robust network of generous and passionate donors, volunteers and community leaders who help us identify and support initiatives that enhance community vitality,” said Max Williams, President and CEO of Oregon Community Foundation. “Record-setting giving from donors during this grant cycle is yet another indicator of values-driven philanthropy that helps support Oregon’s most vulnerable communities and improve access to opportunities that contribute to a stronger Oregon.”

OCF also awarded $300,000 through its annual Small Arts and Culture Grants Program to support small, community-driven organizations with operating budgets under $100,000.

For more information about how Oregon Community Foundation works with donors to create opportunities and pathways to success for all Oregonians, visit oregoncf.org/donors/donor-overview.