News From The Community

Announcing DEI Community of Practice Pilot!

Meyer Memorial Trust and GOSW are excited to announce that we have joined in collaboration to host a new peer learning pilot to share and gain practical strategies to advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within your foundation! The DEI Communities of Practice pilot will run for one year and is open to participants who are...

Groundbreaking Inclusive Housing Community Receives Catalytic Support from the Kuni Foundation

Portland, OR – A unique community model, the first of its kind in the nation and inspired by the mother and advocate of a teenager with intellectual and physical disabilities, received catalytic funding from the Wayne D. Kuni & Joan E. Kuni Foundation. Our Home, Inclusive Community Collaborative, founded by Alicia DeLashmutt, received $1 million...

Take the Race to Lead Survey

In 2016, the Building Movement Project conducted a national survey on race and leadership in nonprofits. The data from that survey led to the development of the popular Race to Lead report series (http://racetolead.org/). This summer, the Race to Lead survey is back! By participating, you will contribute to one of the largest existing data...

Oregon Community Foundation invests $500,000 in Catholic Charities of Oregon to support the Save First Small Loan Fund

Funds will support consumer and credit-building loans to help Oregon families overcome financial emergencies and build financial resiliency. Portland, OR. —Catholic Charities of Oregon (Catholic Charities) was awarded a $500,000 loan from Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) to help launch a consumer loan fund. This investment creates a critical new resource that provides consumer and credit-building...

Meyer Memorial Trust Breaks Ground on North Portland Campus

On July 29th, GOSW was proud to attend the Groundbreaking Ceremony for Meyer Memorial Trust’s new headquarters that will be located at 2045 North Vancouver Avenue in North Portland. the 20,000-foot structure, just northeast of the Broadway Bridge, that will house office space for about 50 staff and feature a library, educational garden and convening...

The Standard’s Volunteer Expo

The Standard’s volunteer expo is a free event that brings nonprofits together in one place, helping Oregonians discover service and donation opportunities that fit their skills and interest. It was also great to see GOSW members from Oregon Humanities and the Portland Parks Foundation in attendance!

Oregon Community Foundation Hires Community Engagement Coordinator

Ewnetu Tsegaw was born and raised in Bahirdar, Ethiopia, where he completed his elementary, high school and undergraduate education. After completing his graduate studies in Peace and Security Studies at Addis Ababa University in 2013, he moved to Idaho to pursue further education. Following the completion of his graduate studies in Pocatello, Idaho, he moved...

A Look Ahead: Changes at Northwest Health Foundation

There are few institutions more privileged than philanthropy. Such privilege can make us think we have the luxury of time and an infinite amount of resources. We know neither are true.  We recognize that when it comes to health, too many of our friends, family and neighbors don’t have the luxury of time. Historic and...

How to Be an Antiracist with Dr. Ibram X Kendi

When the first Black president headed into the White House, Americans were imagining their nation as colorblind and went so far as to call it post-racial. With the arrival of Donald Trump, many people are awakening and seeing racial reality for the first time. With opened minds, people are actively trying to understand racism. In...

CEFCO’s Statement on The Supreme Court’s Ruling of the Citizenship Question in the 2020 Census

The Census Equity Funders Committee of Oregon (CEFCO) applauds the Supreme Court’s ruling that the citizenship question cannot, for now, be added to the 2020 Census. Preserving the integrity of the census upholds a fundamental element of our democracy, and CEFCO stands with so many of our community members to support this rejection. The Commerce...