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.

  • Thriving Entrepreneurs Fund

    The Thriving Entrepreneurs Fund of OCF supports nonprofit organizations that help entrepreneurs with business planning, training, coaching and access to capital. 

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  • Community Rebuilding Fund

    The Community Rebuilding Fund launched in September 2020 following Oregon’s devastating wildfire season. The Fund catalyzes rebuilding efforts while centering the needs of Oregon’s vulnerable residents most impacted – including Latinx, Tribal and rural community members.

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  • Early-Stage Investment Funds

    OCF has invested more than $10.4 million in venture capital funds that support Oregon-based startups since 2008. 

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  • 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.

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  • Oregon Impact Fund

    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 $30 million endowment established to provide low-interest debt financing for nonprofits and social ventures. To date, OCF has issued $27 million in economic vitality loans to organizations across our state.

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Ways to Give

Support OCF's economic and community vitality grantmaking by contributing to the Invest Oregon Fund of OCF.