GRANTMAKERS members form Oregon Immigrant and Refugees Funders Collaborative

Last month we asked our members to share how they were changing their processes and strategies in response to major changes at the federal level. In late April, The Oregon Community Foundation, MRG Foundation, The Collins Foundation, and Meyer Memorial Trust announced the creation of a new collaboration of pooled and aligned funds, the Oregon Immigrant and Refugees Funders Collaborative. 

The announcement highlighted the combination of strategies that the new Collaborative will use, including a “no wrong door” policy that encourages nonprofits to reach out to any of the four funders involved in the work, a shared application and reporting process to streamline the work, and grant guidelines. The funders expect that they will be able to issue rapid response grants with a 48-72 hour turnaround.

Applicants can reach out to any partner and be forwarded to the following point people: Roberto Franco at The Oregon Community Foundation (,  Cynthia Addams at The Collins Foundation (, Roberta Phillip-Robbins at MRG Foundation (, or Sally Yee at Meyer Memorial Trust ( 

Learn more about this collaborative HERE.