News From The Community

Benton Community Foundation Seeks a Grants Manager

The Grants Manager administers BCF’s competitive granting cycles. The Grants Manager keeps abreast of compliance issues and best practices in the field of grant making and performs due diligence required to ensure compliance. The Grants Manager develops and maintains BCF’s grantee and vendor contacts, and assists in creating a strong, positive public image for BCF....

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...

KENDALL CLAWSON: Working Across Difference, Finding Common Threads

It’s Kendall’s first week as the incoming Executive Director here at GRANTMAKERS, so we asked her a few questions about what brought her here, what she does in her free time, and her plans for the future. What brought you to Oregon? I moved to Oregon from Massachusetts with my spouse almost 11 years ago...

Announcing Our New Executive Director, Kendall Clawson

Friends, Many of you were able to attend GRANTMAKERS’ annual meeting where we honored our founder, Joyce White, who is retiring after nearly 20 years of service to our collective community. It would be an understatement to say that Joyce has made a tremendous impact on our region; she has had a profound impact on...

Changes ahead in 2018 (part 1)

Dear Members, I will miss crafting your newsletters, program announcements, and updates. I will miss sharing your stories on social media. I will miss getting to know each of you better through phone calls, committee meetings, programs, conferences, and socials. However, I won’t have to miss you too much, because I’m not going too far. As...

Austin Family Foundation maps its future, partners with The Oregon Community Foundation to address Yamhill County’s needs

Portland, Ore. – November 6, 2017 – To help guide the Austin Family Foundation’s increasing philanthropic efforts, The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) facilitated the first-of-its-kind Yamhill County Needs and Opportunity Assessment. Through existing data, key stakeholder interviews and an online community survey, the 76-page assessment identifies current community strengths as well as opportunities where the...

CCC & METRO PARTNERSHIP: LEVERAGING THE VALUE OF COMMUNITY EXPERTISE WHEN MAKING IMPORTANT DECISIONS

Reprinted in part with permission of the Coalition of Communities of Color This year the CCC organized multiple discussion-based community focus groups and conversations in the region to identify culturally specific community priorities and explore advocacy strategies while emphasizing community strengths. These activities included a spring and summer engagement of CCC Bridges Alumni with Metro to explore...

#GivingTuesday is November 28

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving, which began as a pushback to the so-called shopping “holidays” that follow Thanksgiving and a day to kick off the season of end-of-year charitable giving. This year, there is an additional opportunity from GivingTuesday.org to win up to $10,000 for your favorite nonprofit by sharing your giving story...

OHSU receives $7.5M boost for cancer research from The Wayne D. Kuni & Joan E. Kuni Foundation

Vancouver, WA — A $7.5 million investment from The Wayne D. Kuni & Joan E. Kuni Foundation will help further boost Oregon Health & Science University’s momentum and leadership in the field of cancer research. The Foundation granted $5 million to help the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute launch a lung cancer research center and awarded...