News From The Community

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...

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...