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Giving in Numbers – 2019 Edition

ABOUT CECP Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose® (CECP) is a CEO-led coalition that believes that a company’s social strategy—how it engages with key stakeholders including employees, communities, investors, and customers—determines company success. Founded in 1999 by actor and philanthropist Paul Newman and other business leaders to create a better world through business, CECP has grown...

2020 Legislative Session: Leading Foundations Propose Regional Workgroups to Plan for Oregon’s Fiscal Future

The public-private partnership will support local civic leaders in developing solutions to address budget shortfalls threatening critical public services FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 6, 2020 Caitlin Baggott (503) 804-7644 caitlin@northstarcivic.org Salem, Ore.—A group of Oregon foundations including Meyer Memorial Trust, North Star Civic Foundation, Northwest Health Foundation, United Way of the Columbia Willamette, and The...

Cambia Health Foundation Awards $1.6 Million to Build Health Equity

Cambia Health Foundation Awards $1.6 Million to Build Health Equity Grants support innovative whole-person care strategies focused on eliminating disparities   Cambia Health Foundation is committed to partnering with visionary organizations to foster a person-focused, accessible, and economically sustainable health care system that empowers everyone to achieve optimum health.  We are excited to announce 14...

Honor Native Land

For centuries, Native communities have been part of the land we call America. For more than five hundred years, these communities have demonstrated resilience and resistance in violent efforts to separate them from their land, culture and each other. Honor Native Land: A Guide and Call to Acknowledgment is a short and instructive document that...

Census Assistance Centers (CACs) RFPs Now Available

The Census Equity Fund of Oregon is currently accepting applications for Census Assistance Centers (CACs) serving Hard to Count (HTC) populations across the state. CACs provide an effective on-the-ground presence for the 2020 census in order to raise public awareness, deliver trustworthy information, and provide options for self-respondents to receive questionnaire support. CACs are one...

Making Oregon Count 2020

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Place: Smith Memorial 3rd Floor Ballroom – Portland State University: 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201-3256   Please join us for a symposium that will emphasize the importance of the 2020 Census, highlight what individuals and groups can do to prepare for the census in their...

Join the DEI Community of Practice

Meyer Memorial Trust and GOSW are excited to announce that we have joined in collaboration to host a new peer learning pilot to share and gain practical strategies to advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within your foundation! The DEI Communities of Practice pilot will run for one year and is open to participants who are...

Groundbreaking Inclusive Housing Community Receives Catalytic Support from the Kuni Foundation

Portland, OR – A unique community model, the first of its kind in the nation and inspired by the mother and advocate of a teenager with intellectual and physical disabilities, received catalytic funding from the Wayne D. Kuni & Joan E. Kuni Foundation. Our Home, Inclusive Community Collaborative, founded by Alicia DeLashmutt, received $1 million...

Take the Race to Lead Survey

In 2016, the Building Movement Project conducted a national survey on race and leadership in nonprofits. The data from that survey led to the development of the popular Race to Lead report series (http://racetolead.org/). This summer, the Race to Lead survey is back! By participating, you will contribute to one of the largest existing data...

Oregon Community Foundation invests $500,000 in Catholic Charities of Oregon to support the Save First Small Loan Fund

Funds will support consumer and credit-building loans to help Oregon families overcome financial emergencies and build financial resiliency. Portland, OR. —Catholic Charities of Oregon (Catholic Charities) was awarded a $500,000 loan from Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) to help launch a consumer loan fund. This investment creates a critical new resource that provides consumer and credit-building...