PROMOTING EFFECTIVE PHILANTHROPY

In Oregon and Southwest Washington by providing our members with the services and support they need to succeed

PROMOTING EFFECTIVE PHILANTHROPY

In Oregon and Southwest Washington by providing our members with the services and support they need to succeed

PROMOTING EFFECTIVE PHILANTHROPY

In Oregon and Southwest Washington by providing our members with the services and support they need to succeed

PROMOTING EFFECTIVE PHILANTHROPY

In Oregon and Southwest Washington by providing our members with the services and support they need to succeed

Upcoming Events


POC in Philanthropy Social Networking

As more professionals of color are choosing careers in the philanthropic sector,…

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For Mature Audiences Only…

This learning session brings together current data, both statistical and anecdotal, that…

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Governor’s Summit with Philanthropy

We recognize that both the public sector and the philanthropic sector are…

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After Summit Happy Hour

After the Governor’s Summit with Philanthropy, Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington…

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Gone “Phishing:” Protecting Your Technology Assets

There seems to be a considerable amount of “phishing” for data in…

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LGBTQ+ Social

In partnership with our members, GOSW is excited to invite you to…

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Latest Posts


Announcing DEI Community of Practice Pilot!

Meyer Memorial Trust and GOSW are excited to announce that we have joined in collaboration to host a new peer learning pilot to share and gain practical strategies to advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within your foundation! The DEI Communities of Practice pilot will run for one year and is open to participants who are...

Groundbreaking Inclusive Housing Community Receives Catalytic Support from the Kuni Foundation

Portland, OR – A unique community model, the first of its kind in the nation and inspired by the mother and advocate of a teenager with intellectual and physical disabilities, received catalytic funding from the Wayne D. Kuni & Joan E. Kuni Foundation. Our Home, Inclusive Community Collaborative, founded by Alicia DeLashmutt, received $1 million...

Take the Race to Lead Survey

In 2016, the Building Movement Project conducted a national survey on race and leadership in nonprofits. The data from that survey led to the development of the popular Race to Lead report series (http://racetolead.org/). This summer, the Race to Lead survey is back! By participating, you will contribute to one of the largest existing data...

Funds will support consumer and credit-building loans to help Oregon families overcome financial emergencies and build financial resiliency. Portland, OR. —Catholic Charities of Oregon (Catholic Charities) was awarded a $500,000 loan from Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) to help launch a consumer loan fund. This investment creates a critical new resource that provides consumer and credit-building...

Meyer Memorial Trust Breaks Ground on North Portland Campus

On July 29th, GOSW was proud to attend the Groundbreaking Ceremony for Meyer Memorial Trust’s new headquarters that will be located at 2045 North Vancouver Avenue in North Portland. the 20,000-foot structure, just northeast of the Broadway Bridge, that will house office space for about 50 staff and feature a library, educational garden and convening...

The Standard’s Volunteer Expo

The Standard’s volunteer expo is a free event that brings nonprofits together in one place, helping Oregonians discover service and donation opportunities that fit their skills and interest. It was also great to see GOSW members from Oregon Humanities and the Portland Parks Foundation in attendance!

Oregon Community Foundation Hires Community Engagement Coordinator

Ewnetu Tsegaw was born and raised in Bahirdar, Ethiopia, where he completed his elementary, high school and undergraduate education. After completing his graduate studies in Peace and Security Studies at Addis Ababa University in 2013, he moved to Idaho to pursue further education. Following the completion of his graduate studies in Pocatello, Idaho, he moved...

A Look Ahead: Changes at Northwest Health Foundation

There are few institutions more privileged than philanthropy. Such privilege can make us think we have the luxury of time and an infinite amount of resources. We know neither are true.  We recognize that when it comes to health, too many of our friends, family and neighbors don’t have the luxury of time. Historic and...

How to Be an Antiracist with Dr. Ibram X Kendi

When the first Black president headed into the White House, Americans were imagining their nation as colorblind and went so far as to call it post-racial. With the arrival of Donald Trump, many people are awakening and seeing racial reality for the first time. With opened minds, people are actively trying to understand racism. In...

The Census Equity Funders Committee of Oregon (CEFCO) applauds the Supreme Court’s ruling that the citizenship question cannot, for now, be added to the 2020 Census. Preserving the integrity of the census upholds a fundamental element of our democracy, and CEFCO stands with so many of our community members to support this rejection. The Commerce...

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust awarded more than $1 billion in cumulative grants

On behalf of the Board of Directors and Staff of Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington, we would like to congratulate the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust for reaching the mark of $1 billion in cumulative grants since opening their doors in 1975.   Congratulations on this amazing milestone and celebration of the Pacific Northwest nonprofit community!   We...

Census Equity Fund Releases Additional RFP

The Democracy Funders Collaborative Census Subgroup has released a second Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Census Equity Fund. The Fund is designed to support census preparation and outreach in regions of the country with high proportions of historically undercounted populations and relatively fewer philanthropic resources. In the initial rounds, the Fund is prioritizing applications from...

Second Universal Charitable Deduction Legislation Introduced

Representative Danny Davis (D-IL) introduced new legislation (H.R. 1260) aimed at increasing the number of Americans who give to charity by allowing for an above-the-line tax deduction. The bill would provide a way for “all taxpayers regardless of whether a taxpayer itemizes deductions” to receive a tax deduction on their charitable contributions.   Unlike the...

The 2020 Census Sparks Collaboration

  2020 Census Update: Supporting an Accurate Count   One of the largest civic engagement activities in the U.S. is happening next year, participation in the decennial census. More than $10 billion is allocated for Oregon each fiscal year based on census data, primarily for Medicaid, SNAP, and Medicare. Census data impacts congressional representation and...

2018 GOSW Conference: Grantmakers as Changemakers Photos

 

Portland Business Journal’s Philanthropy Award Winners!

Congratulations to Grantmakers of Oregon and SW Washington Members for being honored at the Portland Business Journal’s 2018 Corporate Philanthropy Awards as the 2018 Top 10 Corporate Philanthropists! As presenting sponsors of the event, Cambia Health Foundation had a prominent role in celebrating the millions of dollars that Oregon and SW Washington-based corporate philanthropy organizations...

A Note From the GOSW Board Chair

Staff Transitions at GOSW Transitions are always bittersweet, especially within our close-knit community of funders. Julia Willis, who joined the GOSW staff to support our programming and other endeavors, recently announced her decision to pursue other opportunities. Many of you know Julia in her role as a former GOSW board member. Her contributions to this...

Congratulations to The Standard

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, has named Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) to the BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts. The Standard joined nine other companies receiving this honor at the Central Park Boathouse in New York City. Presented every year by...

Philanthropy’s Role in Justice & Reform

Last month, GRANTMAKERS of Oregon and Southwest Washington was asked to extend an invitation to funders, policy makers and civic leaders to attend a performance of Hands Up – seven monologues written by six Black men and one Black woman reflecting on the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and their experiences of being...

Together We Can Help Orlando

A few short months ago, Oregon was rocked by the shootings at Umpqua Community College.  We lost our innocence as a state and took our place in the company of other communities and states who suffered senseless and horrific violence before us.  People across our region came together in a demonstration of solidarity and community...

Get on the Map

In 2014, GRANTMAKERS of Oregon and Southwest Washington partnered with Foundation Center to pilot a mapping tool that would enable users to find data on funding in our region. In early 2015, the Get On The Map! campaign went national through the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers.  To date, more than 25 regional associations...

INCREASE YOUR VISIBILITY AND SUPPORT GOSW PROGRAMS THROUGH SPONSORSHIP

 
GOSW thrives with the support of its members, both through annual membership and in event sponsorship. As a sponsor of a GOSW event or program, our members have an opportunity to deepen their support of GOSW’s work and invest in programming that aligns with their funding strategies with their peers and colleagues. Some of the many sponsorship opportunities include the GOSW Summer and Winter Socials, our biennial Conference, our monthly learning sessions and our member briefings. We also value and appreciate the sponsorship of programs that promote embedding equity in philanthropy, increasing investments in rural and tribal communities, strengthening cross-sector collaboration, eliminating barriers to nonprofit impact and developing new and diverse philanthropies.
 
To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please click HERE!
 
 
 

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