The Standard and its Employees Contributed $2.6 Million to Nonprofits in 2013

The Standard Charitable Foundation, Standard Insurance Company (“The Standard”) and its employees together contributed more than $2.6 million across the nation last year to nonprofits. The contributions supported nonprofit organizations that align with the company’s giving priorities, including education, disability and empowerment, cultural development and healthy communities.
Through the company’s matching gift program, employees and retirees donated to more than 1,100 nonprofits in communities where employees and customers of The Standard live and work. Employees of The Standard also volunteered more than 15,000 hours in their communities on company-donated time.
The Standard’s 2013 Report to the Community outlines the company’s philanthropic giving and highlights The Standard’s employee volunteer and sustainability efforts. View the 2013 Report to the Community here.

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The Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative Grants More Than $1.6 Million

The Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative Grants More Than $1.6 Million, Supporting Hubs in 27 Counties

Portland, Ore. — June 30, 2014 — The Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC), a multiyear grant program partnership among four of Oregon’s largest foundations (The Oregon Community Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust and The Collins Foundation) and Oregon State University awarded more than $1.6 million in grants to organizations around the state to support the delivery of high-quality parenting education programs. Grants will also help develop and strengthen collaborations among providers through regional parenting education “Hubs.”

Click here for more information and to see a map and list of grant recipients around the state.

Oregon Children’s Dental Health Initiative

Grants Available for Comprehensive School-Based Programs

The Oregon Community Foundation, Northwest Health Foundation, Kaiser Permanente and other funding partners, are pleased to announce two new funding opportunities for comprehensive children’s dental health promotion programs as part of the Oregon Children’s Dental Health Initiative.

Organizations that currently serve students in a school setting and those who seek to start a program to improve oral health outcomes for children in their community are eligible to apply for multi-year grants.

Approximately $2M has been committed to date for these funding opportunities. The funders for this Initiative are actively raising money to be able to support as many new and existing programs as possible throughout Oregon. The number of grants awarded will depend on the number and type of applications submitted and the funds raised.

Letters of intent are encouraged by September 1, 2014 and completed applications must be submitted to OCF by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

How to Apply: The Request for Proposals and application forms are located on OCF’s website at:

Please direct questions to:
Molly Roman
1221 SW Yamhill St. Suite 100
Portland, OR 97205
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Kaiser Permanente Joins Susan G. Komen’s “Poder y Vida” (Power to Live) Initiative to Save Latinas’

Initiative seeks to increase cancer screenings, decrease late-stage breast cancer diagnosis

Portland, Ore., May 29, 2014 – Today, Kaiser Permanente Northwest joins Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington’s “Poder y Vida” (Power to Live) Latina Initiative. The initiative is a five-year project aimed at saving lives by increasing breast cancer screening rates by 10 percent and reducing late-stage breast cancer diagnoses by 14 percent among Latinas in Northwest Oregon.

Click HERE to read the Press Release.

The Oregon Community Foundation Announces New Statewide Arts Education Initiative $560,000 in Grants

OCF has announced a new statewide arts education initiative.

Studio to School is a multi-year grant program to support collaborative projects between schools and community arts organizations to design and deliver sustainable arts education opportunities that have the potential for replication. Through this project, OCF aims to increase arts opportunities for underserved youth in grades K-8 and to support communities in strengthening their ability to offer year-round arts education. Click on the Press Release to see the list of Grants Awarded in the Portland Metropolitan Area of $560,000.

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PGE Foundation awards nearly $400,000 in grants first quarter 2014

The PGE Foundation — Portland General Electric’s corporate foundation — ended first quarter grantmaking with nearly $400,000 in awards to nonprofits that focus on education, arts and culture, and safe and healthy families. Forty-five organizations in the tri-county Portland region, central and eastern Oregon and Salem received $396,815 in grant awards.

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