Monthly Archives:: February 2017

Oregon Arts Commission Featured by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

How the Oregon Arts Commission developed a small operating grants pilot program to diversify its grantmaking and offer more equitable and inclusive funding to organizations it wouldn’t normally reach   While developing its strategic plan for 2015-2020, the Oregon Arts Commission convened nonprofits and community stakeholders on a 14 city listening tour to find out...

$2.27 Million in Grants from Kaiser Permanente will Help People With Mental Illness Find and Sustain Housing

Fifteen community health workers will offer a helping hand to reduce homelessness PORTLAND, Ore. – Kaiser Permanente Northwest is awarding grants to seven nonprofit agencies across the region, from Cowlitz to Lane counties, to support unique programs that engage community health workers and peer counselors in helping people with mental illness and addiction disorders find...

Karissa Lowe selected for Council of Foundations’ Career Pathways Program

Karissa Lowe of the Meyer Memorial Trust has been selected for the Council on Foundations’ Career Pathways program, a cohort of 24 promising leaders in philanthropy who will receive a year of in-depth leadership development, including one-on-one executive coaching and cohort convenings. The goal of the program is “to increase the number of candidates from...

2017 Midwest Corporate Giving Webinar Series

Regional Associations from four Midwest states have collaborated to present a series of six webinars designed for companies with a corporate foundation, advised fund at a community foundation, or a giving program.  This series specifically targets business professionals who want to think smarter and perform better when it comes to combining their corporate mission with...

Forum’s Census Project shines light on why an accurate count matters to philanthropy

The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers is spearheading a two-year project to engage regional funders in ensuring a more thorough and accurate census count in 2020, with funding provided by the Joyce Foundation. To introduce the work, the Forum and Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation will co-host a discussion on February 27 at 11:00 AM, about why philanthropy...

Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited

You may have missed the Opening Reception on January 20, but the exhibit is open through March 31, 2017. Be inspired by the beautiful interactive storytelling of Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited, at Concordia University’s George R. White Library and Learning Center.  Learn more about this exhibit at mrgfoundation.org/mrg-presents-giving-back-soul-philanthropy-reframed-exhibited