The Wessinger Foundation is a private family foundation committed to a legacy of grantmaking to serve broad charitable purposes. Founded in 1980, the Foundation Board is directed by two generations of the family in addition to invited community colleagues.
Areas of Interest: The Foundation currently focuses its funding in the areas of Education, Arts & Culture, Health & Social Services, Civic, and Environment & Conservation. The Board has a strong preference for organizations serving Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties.
The Wessinger Foundation was created to return in gratitude, through the contribution of both time and funding, that which it has received so generously from the community of Portland. In addition, the Foundation provides the descendants of Henry and Romayne Wessinger a mechanism to work together for the greater good of Portland and a means for family members to maintain close personal relationships with each other.