News From The Community

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...

Washington County Funder Roundtable to be held morning of October 27

Corporate and foundation representatives who are providing support for organizations and initiatives in Washington County are invited to a Funder Roundtable hosted by Intel, The Standard, and First Tech Federal Credit Union on Friday, October 27. Come prepared to share your key partners in Washington County and discuss how funders can work together for greater...

Exponent Philanthropy accepting session ideas for 2018 conference

Do you have a fabulous idea for a conference session that applies to “lean funders” nationally?  Exponent Philanthropy is accepting session ideas for their 2018 National Conference, which will be September 28-30, 2018.    Exponent Philanthropy’s biennial National Conference is the largest gathering of foundations, families, and individuals who give with few or no staff. Our...

Animal Grantmakers Conference THIS WEEKEND!

If you haven’t yet signed up for the Animal Grantmakers Conference, now is your last chance! Join GRANTMAKERS members and national funders for a special 4-day conference focused on all issues related to animals.    Agenda Highlights:  Sunday, October 15, 2017 Opening Reception:  “Can’t Get the Critters Out of My Work”: A visual talk with animal advocate/cartoonist Berkeley Breathed – co-hosted by GRANTMAKERS of Oregon...

HIP Resource: Support Victims of Natural Disasters

Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP), which has offices in the US and Mexico, has a page on their site dedicated to resources for those seeking to support victims of recent natural disasters. The site makes it easy to donate to help survivors, with the following message:  “Over the last few weeks our communities have been devastated...

The 990 in 2017: program spotlights foundation transparency and communications in the open data era

Last month, GRANTMAKERS hosted a program on using the 990-PF form to tell your foundation’s story. Janet Camarena and Davis Parchment of Foundation Center presented at an intensive three-hour workshop detailing the changes open data brings and the challenges and opportunities this presents to foundations. The workshop was a pilot for a new project supported by...

Affinity Group Spotlight: CHANGE Philanthropy

Information taken from changephilanthropy.org “CHANGE Philanthropy (formerly known as Joint Affinity Groups) was founded in 1993 to unify identity-focused philanthropic affinity groups into an empowered coalition. Coming together, our seven core partners are working to integrate diversity, inclusion, and social justice into philanthropic practice, transforming the sector’s culture to be one that embraces equity. “What makes CHANGE Philanthropy unique...

Walla Walla Valley Funders’ Tour, November 1-3, hosted by Blue Mountain Community Foundation & The Sherwood Trust

Sherwood Trust and Blue Mountain Community Foundation are hosting a tour for private foundations and corporate funders to learn about and explore the Walla Walla Valley, from Dayton, Washington to Walla Walla to Milton-Freewater, Oregon on November 1-3, 2017. This program will introduce some of the exciting and innovative collaborations in our rural communities and highlight opportunities for future...