Informing OCF's Priorities

A commitment to research and data-informed solutions has resulted in the creation of one of the largest research and evaluation teams of any community foundation in the country. Impartial research, equity-driven analysis of pressing issues and evaluation of our own grantmaking helps the foundation and our donors prioritize finite philanthropic resources.

TOP Report 2020

"Cornerstones: Economic Mobility and Belonging in Oregon" combines groundbreaking analysis from Harvard University-based Opportunity Insights with OCF research to describe where in Oregon children have the best chance of escaping poverty, and why.

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TOP Report 2020: ‘Cornerstones: Economic Mobility and Belonging in Oregon’

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Education, Health and Well-being, Economic and Community Vitality

Homelessness in Oregon

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Homelessness and Housing

Capital Scan 2018

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Education, Health and Well-being, Arts & Culture, Economic and Community Vitality, Community Engagement, Homelessness and Housing, Land and Nature

TOP Report 2018: Oregonians Mobilizing for Change

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Education, Health and Well-being, Arts & Culture, Economic and Community Vitality, Community Engagement, Homelessness and Housing, Land and Nature

A Snapshot of K-12 Arts Education in Oregon

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Education, Arts & Culture

Homelessness in the Portland Region

Metro Portland
Homelessness and Housing

Giving in Oregon 2018

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Education, Health and Well-being, Arts & Culture, Economic and Community Vitality, Community Engagement, Homelessness and Housing, Land and Nature

Oregon Public Library Needs Assessment

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Education, Arts & Culture, Economic and Community Vitality

TOP Report 2017

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Education, Health and Well-being, Arts & Culture, Economic and Community Vitality, Community Engagement, Homelessness and Housing

Volunteering in Oregon: Strengths and Opportunities in the Nonprofit Sector

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Community Engagement

K-12 Student Success: Out-of-School Time Initiative Interim Evaluation Report

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Education

Latinos in Oregon Report

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Economic and Community Vitality, Community Engagement

Yamhill Needs and Opportunities Assessment

Northern Willamette Valley
Education, Health and Well-being, Arts & Culture, Economic and Community Vitality, Community Engagement, Homelessness and Housing, Land and Nature

Learning What Works for School-Based Dental Health Programs

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Education, Health and Well-being

Creative Stretch: Findings from the Creative Heights Initiative

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Arts & Culture

Building the Case for Culturally Specific Prenatal Through Third Grade (P-3) Strategies in Oregon

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Education

Giving in Oregon 2019

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Education, Health and Well-being, Arts & Culture, Economic and Community Vitality, Community Engagement, Homelessness and Housing, Land and Nature