Lifting the Veil of Confusion: Philanthropy's Role in K-12 Public Education

Thursday, November 29, 2012
11:45 am to 1:30 pm

Northwest Health Foundation
221 NW Second Avenue, Suite 300
Bamboo Room
Portland, OR 97209

Members: $25.00
Non-Members: $45.00


With major reform efforts rolling out for Oregon’s K-12 public education system and continued funding cuts affecting parents, teachers, schools, and kids, it can be difficult and sometimes mind-boggling to determine whether a specific philanthropic investment is appropriate and will have impact.  As more nonprofit organizations offer wrap-around and enrichment programs that were once offered as part of the K-12 school day, and as school districts and education service districts hire grant writers to seek private support for what were once publicly funded services, the concept of public-private partnership is taking on new meaning.

Join your GRANTMAKERS colleagues for a facilitated conversation to learn how private funders can best approach and respond to this changing environment. We’ll tackle some tough questions, such as where does it make sense to invest with limited dollars—demonstration projects, systems and policy change efforts, direct program funding?  And how can philanthropic investments leverage other investments versus just backfilling public cuts?

If you’re feeling a bit confused or overwhelmed by the number of requests coming at you to support what were once publicly funded services, you’re not alone.  Perhaps an intentional, focused conversation can help lead us to more intentional, focused and effective investments.


Members may register for this event online.
Non-members, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to determine eligibility.

Eligibility to attend: This meeting is open to GRANTMAKERS representatives and of organizations eligible to become members of GRANTMAKERS. Individuals with a donor-advised fund at a member organization are eligible to attend as members of GRANTMAKERS of Oregon and Southwest Washington. GRANTMAKERS events are not open to the public.