Monthly Archives:: March 2017

Trailblazers Live, Learn, and Play grants accepting applications

The Portland Trail Blazers Foundation‘s Live, Learn, and Play grants are live and accepting applications until April 13. All of the grants are for up to $10k in unrestricted funding. Specifically, they have the following opportunities available:   LIVE Grant (environment): General operating support or program funding is available to 501c3 organizations that connect underserved youth to...

2017 Forum on Aging in Rural Oregon, April 20-21

On April 20 & 21, community members, family caregivers, elder care professionals, primary care providers, policy makers, and philanthropists will gather in Hood River, Oregon for a forum on making it easier for seniors to age in place in rural Oregon. Topics will include:   Fighting Ageism Achieving Person-Centered, Age-Friendly Care Community-Based Palliative Care in...

Forum statement on why Johnson Amendment Matters

In a press release issued earlier this month, the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, our parent association, took a stance on the Johnson Amendment. President & CEO David Biemesderfer wrote:  “Private foundations, while barred from most lobbying activities, are free to engage in public debates, promote public education efforts, and fund a wide range...

Nominations Open for Clark County’s 2017 First Citizen Award

Award presentation planned for November 9, 2017   Vancouver, Wash., March 15, 2017 — The Community Foundation has announced that nominations for Clark County’s 2017 First Citizen Award are now open for submissions. Presented since 1939, this award is the county’s highest distinction of citizenship. First Citizen honorees are chosen for their accomplishments and contributions...

Peer-to-peer learning tops grantmakers’ preferred strategy list

A recent study by the William and Flora Hewlitt Foundation, Peer to Peer: At the heart of influencing more effective philanthropy, found that most foundation staff and board members rely on their peers and colleagues for continued professional development. Funder networks like GRANTMAKERS provide foundation professionals with opportunities to connect with each other and share information. “In...

Cambia Health Foundation Awarded Presidential Citation by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

PORTLAND, OR–(Marketwired – February 24, 2017) – Recognizing the outstanding commitment and leadership that the Cambia Health Foundation has demonstrated to advance the quality, access and understanding of palliative care, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine has awarded the Foundation with the Presidential Citation award. Mark Ganz, founding member of the Cambia Health Foundation and president and CEO...

OCF Celebrated Children’s Dental Health Month with $773,500 Awarded in Grants

Oregon Continues to Have One of Country’s Highest Rates of Childhood Dental Disease   Portland, Ore. — February 22, 2017 — February is the nationally recognized Children’s Dental Health Month, shining a spotlight on an issue of particular importance in Oregon – the state has one of the country’s highest rates of childhood dental disease. The...

Bank of America honors New Avenues for Youth with 2016 Neighborhood Builders Award

PORTLAND- Bank of America has announced New Avenues for Youth as a 2016 Neighborhood Builder. The nonprofit is being recognized for its work with the Portland homeless youth community, which, in turn, supports the sustainable growth of the local economy. Through Neighborhood Builders (#NeighborhoodBuilders) the bank provides nonprofits with a unique combination of leadership development,...

We’re Hiring! Program & Membership Manager

GRANTMAKERS of Oregon and Southwest Washington is hiring a Program and Membership Manager!    About GRANTMAKERS GRANTMAKERS of Oregon and Southwest Washington is a nonprofit membership organization of grantmaking organizations. Our mission is to promote effective philanthropy in Oregon and Southwest Washington by providing members with the services and support they need to succeed. GRANTMAKERS...

Giving Back closing reception on March 23

MRG Foundation brought the traveling exhibit Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy, Reframed and Exhibited to Portland and the Pacific NW to challenge us all to see philanthropy differently. GRANTMAKERS partnered on marketing the exhibit to the philanthropic community. On March 23, MRG Foundation will host a closing ceremony at Concordia University. The celebration will...