Community Stories

Community is our middle name. Our work reflects the spirit of community and we're inspired by stories of generosity and transformative work leading to better lives for all Oregonians.

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Event Explores Black Communities in Oregon

Statewide

Community Voices: Dr. Dalton Miller-Jones, Central Oregon Leadership Council 

Central Oregon
Education, Health and Well-being

Blanchet House Empowers the Community to Meet the Need for Food During COVID-19

Metro Portland
Homelessness and Housing

Funding an Equitable 2020 Census Count

Statewide
Community Engagement

Community Voices: Yvette Alex-Assensoh

Southern Willamette Valley
Education, Community Engagement

Oregon Small Business Stabilization Fund Grantmaking in Action

Statewide
Economic and Community Vitality, Emergency Response

Providing Critical Loans, Grants and Coaching for Underserved Entrepreneurs

Statewide
Economic and Community Vitality, Emergency Response

Community LendingWorks: Supporting Oregon’s Small Businesses Through Loans and Grants

Statewide
Economic and Community Vitality, Emergency Response

Nonprofit Offers Youth Activities While Meeting Challenges of COVID

Central Oregon
Education, Emergency Response

Working Toward Housing Stability: COVID-19 Grantmaking in Action

Statewide
Homelessness and Housing

Hygiene and Housing: How Oregon Harbor of Hope is Bridging the Gap Through the Pandemic

Metro Portland
Homelessness and Housing

Private Family Foundation Collaborates with OCF to Fund COVID Relief

Statewide
Education, Health and Well-being, Arts & Culture

Oregon Ocean Conservation Fund Protects Coastal Resources

Statewide
Land and Nature

Transformed by My Trauma

Statewide
Education

Businesses and Organizations Step Up to Help Oregonians in the Wake of COVID-19

Statewide
Economic and Community Vitality, Emergency Response

Supporting Children, Families and Education: COVID-19 Grantmaking in Action

Statewide
Education, Health and Well-being, Emergency Response

Educator: Learning Should Never Stop

Statewide
Education

Scholarships: Investing in an Equitable Future

Statewide
Education

Engaging Students in Community Grantmaking in the Age of COVID-19 

Statewide
Education, Emergency Response

Helping the Unhoused Shelter in Place

Central Oregon
Homelessness and Housing, Emergency Response

Child Care Center Boosted by Grant

Metro Portland
Economic and Community Vitality, Emergency Response

Recovery Grants Keep the Lights On

Eastern Oregon
Health and Well-being, Homelessness and Housing, Emergency Response

OCF Grant Supports Tribal Center

Eastern Oregon
Arts & Culture, Economic and Community Vitality, Community Engagement, Emergency Response

Honoring Stories and Building Connections at Conexiones Summit 2019

Statewide
Community Engagement

Meaningful Connections Emerge from ‘Partnering for Black Student Success Summit’

Statewide
Education

Organizer Makes Success of Children of Color a Priority

Statewide
Education

Providing a Safe, Caring Place

South Coast
Health and Well-being, Economic and Community Vitality

Comforting Children in Crisis

Southern Willamette Valley
Health and Well-being

Championing Equal Opportunity

Metro Portland
Homelessness and Housing

Helping Students Access Higher Education

North Coast
Education

Taking a Win-Win Approach

Southern Oregon
Community Engagement

Improving Kids’ School Readiness

Northern Willamette Valley
Education

Learning, Libraries and Service: Journey of a Small Town Volunteer

Eastern Oregon
Education

Sustaining Oregon's Libraries

Statewide
Education, Community Engagement

Latino Community Engages in Conservation

Metro Portland
Community Engagement, Land and Nature

Lifelong Passion for Community Service

Southern Willamette Valley
Education

Rolling Up Her Sleeves in the Community

South Coast
Health and Well-being

Giving Youth a Second Chance

Central Oregon
Health and Well-being

Crucial Support for Families on the Edge

South Coast
Health and Well-being, Homelessness and Housing

Community Rallies to Upgrade Multi-Use Facility

Northern Willamette Valley
Education, Community Engagement

Critical Skills Improve Girls’ Outcomes

Southern Willamette Valley
Education, Health and Well-being

Reviving History, Building for the Future

North Coast
Education, Economic and Community Vitality

Promoting the Needs of Their County

Southern Oregon
Education

Providing Safe and Affordable Housing

Southern Willamette Valley
Homelessness and Housing

Taking Chances with Art

Metro Portland
Arts & Culture

Ensuring Everyone Has the Opportunity to Play

North Coast
Health and Well-being

Transforming Oregon Through Impact Investing

Statewide
Economic and Community Vitality

Faces of the Future

Statewide
Education

Working Together Toward Housing for All

Statewide
Homelessness and Housing

Expanding Opportunities for Students Through the Arts

Statewide
Education, Arts & Culture

Investing in Youth Learning

Central Oregon
Education, Arts & Culture

Celebrating Community and Philanthropy

Eastern Oregon
Arts & Culture, Economic and Community Vitality

Back to School Grantmaking in Action

Statewide
Education

New Scholarship Funds Close the Opportunity Gap for Rural Lane County Students

Southern Willamette Valley
Education

Social Emotional Learning Helps Youth Navigate This Challenging Time

Statewide
Education

New Project to Strengthen Oregon’s Child Care Sector

Statewide
Emergency Response

Nonprofit Helps LGBTQIA+ Seniors Combat Social Isolation

Metro Portland
Health and Well-being

Community Voices: Ashley Espinoza, OCF Southern Willamette Valley Leadership Council Member

Southern Willamette Valley
Economic and Community Vitality