Economic and Community Vitality
A strong economy with abundant jobs and wealth creation for more Oregonians is vital. OCF philanthropic investments build social capital and strengthen communities.
Early-Stage Investment Funds
OCF has invested more than $10.4 million in venture capital funds that support Oregon-based startups since 2008.Learn More
Economic Vitality Grants
Our economic vitality grantmaking focuses on three major priorities: fostering youth entrepreneurship and mentoring, scaling Oregon’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, and building a natural resource economy to strengthen rural-urban economic and community development and our natural spaces.Learn More
OCF makes impact investments to support nonprofit organizations, for-profit companies and funds with the intention of generating social impact as well as financial return. OCF's impact loans are made through the Oregon Impact Fund, a $20 million endowment established to provide low-interest debt financing for nonprofits and social ventures. To date, OCF has issued $12 million in economic vitality loans to organizations across our state.Learn More