News From The Community

PGE Foundation celebrates 20 years and $20 million invested in the success of Oregon

Commemorating anniversary with $235K in grants aimed at preventing homelessness   PORTLAND, Ore. — The PGE Foundation – Portland General Electric’s corporate foundation – is celebrating 20 years of community leadership and more than $20 million awarded in grants since its inception.  The PGE Foundation  was established in 1997 with a $25 million endowment designed to last...

Women’s Foundation of Oregon Announces Immediate Impact Fund

By Ami Patel, Program Manager Women’s Foundation of Oregon I’m writing with some exciting news: over the next eight months, we’re piloting a brand new Immediate Impact Fund!   The Immediate Impact Fund is a new grantmaking effort made possible by the generous support of our 800+ members. This fund will have one of the fastest response times...

Annual Meeting November 17, 2017

Don’t forget to register for our Annual Meeting on November 17, 2017. We’ll be celebrating our past and looking to our future with a few special surprises!  Join us at the Portland Opera at 4 PM!

Affinity Group Spotlight: EDGE Funders Alliance

Information taken from edgefunders.org EDGE Funders Alliance organizes within philanthropy to raise awareness and deepen understanding of the interconnected nature of the social, economic and ecological crises threatening our common future. EDGE works to increase resources for communities and movements creating systemic change alternatives for a transition to a society that supports justice, equity and the...

CTE-STEM Funders meeting again in November

Portland General Electric, Oregon Community Foundation, and the Lemelson Foundation invite you to join a CTE-STEM Funders Group. The last meeting was September 20, 2017. Funders gathered at PGE Foundation’s offices to learn about the Oregon Chief Education Office’s STEM Education Plan and another report from Oregon Business Council, Roles for Private Funders in CTE-STEM Education.  The group...

New resources, new members, and other bits & bobs

New in the library Our library added 18 new reports, articles, and member annual reports in October. View the full list of what’s new by clicking here. Remember, you can always view our full library catalogue at gosw.libib.com. New member shout-outs Cindy Casama-Gerber and Ami Patel joined the Women’s Foundation of Oregon as Associate Director...

Murdock Partners in Science program featured in Portland State Magazine

Portland State Magazine recently ran a story about two local high school teachers, Beaverton High School’s Jeffrey Buckingham and David Douglas High School’s Heather Blair, who are participating in M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust’s Partners in Science program. The teachers are given grants to do graduate-level research, and have been paired with PSU professors Catherine de Rivera and...

Leadership opportunities in 2018 – Join a committee!

Committee service is a great way to develop your leadership skills and make an impact on the philanthropic community. GRANTMAKERS invites interested members to help contribute to and ensure a strong and successful leadership transition as Joyce White retires and we welcome a new leader.  We have openings on our 2018 Conference Committee, and the...

The Ford Family Foundation hires Woodburn community leader Laura Isiordia

The Ford Family Foundation has hired Laura Isiordia, a community leader from Woodburn, to serve as the Foundation’s fourth field coordinator, a field-based position for the Foundation. “We are delighted to have Laura join us in our community-building work,” said Anne Kubisch, president of The Ford Family Foundation. “She will help rural communities connect to resources from the Foundation...

Mentor Artist Fellowship applications due November 6!

Native Arts and Cultures Foundation’s Mentor Artist Fellowship applications are still open – don’t miss the application deadline of November 6! These fellowships are open to Native artists in the United States whose work in literature, dance, visual arts, film, storytelling, music or traditional arts strengthens culture, fosters creativity and economic opportunity, and impacts issues...