News From The Community

Census Equity Fund Releases Additional RFP

The Democracy Funders Collaborative Census Subgroup has released a second Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Census Equity Fund. The Fund is designed to support census preparation and outreach in regions of the country with high proportions of historically undercounted populations and relatively fewer philanthropic resources. In the initial rounds, the Fund is prioritizing applications from...

Second Universal Charitable Deduction Legislation Introduced

Representative Danny Davis (D-IL) introduced new legislation (H.R. 1260) aimed at increasing the number of Americans who give to charity by allowing for an above-the-line tax deduction. The bill would provide a way for “all taxpayers regardless of whether a taxpayer itemizes deductions” to receive a tax deduction on their charitable contributions.   Unlike the...

The 2020 Census Sparks Collaboration

  2020 Census Update: Supporting an Accurate Count   One of the largest civic engagement activities in the U.S. is happening next year, participation in the decennial census. More than $10 billion is allocated for Oregon each fiscal year based on census data, primarily for Medicaid, SNAP, and Medicare. Census data impacts congressional representation and...

2018 GOSW Conference: Grantmakers as Changemakers Photos

 

Portland Business Journal’s Philanthropy Award Winners!

Congratulations to Grantmakers of Oregon and SW Washington Members for being honored at the Portland Business Journal’s 2018 Corporate Philanthropy Awards as the 2018 Top 10 Corporate Philanthropists! As presenting sponsors of the event, Cambia Health Foundation had a prominent role in celebrating the millions of dollars that Oregon and SW Washington-based corporate philanthropy organizations...

The Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC) is Transforming!

Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC) is Transforming  The Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC) is now the Corporate Exchange, a program of GRANTMAKERS of Oregon and Southwest Washington (GOSW.)  We loved seeing so many of you at the combined Summer Social and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events. We’re still figuring out details about the transition and...

A Note From the GOSW Board Chair

Staff Transitions at GOSW Transitions are always bittersweet, especially within our close-knit community of funders. Julia Willis, who joined the GOSW staff to support our programming and other endeavors, recently announced her decision to pursue other opportunities. Many of you know Julia in her role as a former GOSW board member. Her contributions to this...

Congratulations to The Standard

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, has named Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) to the BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts. The Standard joined nine other companies receiving this honor at the Central Park Boathouse in New York City. Presented every year by...

The Blue Mountain Community Foundation is Hiring!

  Administrative Assistant BMCF is looking for a part-time administrative assistant to work 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The ideal candidate has experience in general office work, answering phones and greeting guests, being responsible for basic office operations such as ordering supplies and being part of a team in a mission driven...

WE WANT YOUR IDEAS!

  Our 2018 conference, Grantmakers as Changemakers, is a unique opportunity to connect and learn with hundreds of colleagues across our region. The Grantmakers Conference Committee is hard at work and we want to get your perspective on a few key ideas to help us shape the conference. Please take this quick, 4-question survey. We look...