Grants

OCF is mobilizing and deploying resources through discretionary dollars, donor-advised funds and pooled community funds to rapidly deploy resources where they are needed most.

 

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GO Kids

APPLICATION WINDOW: JUNE 21 - AUGUST 19

The GO Kids initiative is offering funding to organizations that work with children and families to overcome Oregon’s opportunity gap within the regional priorities outlined in the GO Kids Regional RFPs.

Oregon Historic Trails Fund

APPLICATION WINDOW: JULY 1 - AUGUST 31

Supporting interpretive, educational and economic projects that preserve and protect the cultural and natural resources of Oregon’s historic trails.

Education, Community Engagement, Land and Nature

D.E. & Jane Clark Fund

APPLICATION WINDOW: JUNE 1 - JULY 15 ANNUALLY

Supporting the general operations of nonprofits in Baker County and the town of North Powder.

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

Lilja Family Fund

APPLICATION WINDOW: JUNE 1 to JULY 15 ANNUALLY

Grants and scholarships supporting communities in South Douglas County.

Education, Arts & Culture, Community Engagement

The Ben Serafin Fund

APPLICATION WINDOW: JUNE 1 - JULY 15 ANNUALLY

Annual scholarships and grants for recipients in Douglas County, primarily in the community of Glide.

Education, Economic and Community Vitality

2021 Community Grants Program

NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

The 2021 Community Grant program is offering an interim year of funding that offers flexible types of support, with prioritized support for communities most disproportionately.

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

Better Nursing Home Care Fund

APPLICATION WINDOW: Not currently accepting applications

Improving care for nursing home residents in Oregon.

Health and Well-being

Black Student Success Community Network Grants

NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

A collaborative network of organizations focused on the success of Black students throughout Oregon.

Education

The BottleDrop Fund

APPLICATION WINDOW: DECEMBER ANNUALLY

The BottleDrop Fund partners with the Gray Family Foundation to increase grantmaking in the area of environmental education.

Education, Land and Nature

Chintimini Fund

NEXT APPLICATION WINDOW: TBD

Supporting programs for high-potential students at schools and other community organizations in Douglas, Benton, Lane, Linn, Tillamook and Lincoln counties.

Education

Community Rebuilding Fund Grants

APPLICATION WINDOW: Not Currently Accepting Applications

Rebuilding, Recovery and Resiliency Grants

The Community Rebuilding Fund offers funding for recovery, rebuilding and resiliency efforts related to the 2020 wildfires.

Emergency Response

Creative Heights

NEXT APPLICATION WINDOW: JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2022

Providing opportunities for artists and culture bearers to stretch their creative capacity, share new works and test new ideas.

Arts & Culture

Douglas Community Fund

APPLICATION WINDOW: 12/1 - 1/15 ANNUALLY

Supporting medical and other needs in Douglas County.

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

Early Childhood Summer Support Grants

APPLICATION DEADLINE MAY 25, 5 PM

The Summer 2021 Early Childhood Support Grant Program is a one-time grant program, funded by the State of Oregon, to support community-based birth to 5 parent child interactive programs offered through public a

Education, Health and Well-being

Edna E. Harrell Community Children's Fund

APPLICATION WINDOW: DECEMBER - 1/15 ANNUALLY

Supporting organizations and programs that improve the lives of underserved youth in Baker County and the North Powder area.

Education, Health and Well-being

DACA, Immigrant and Refugee Fund

A coordinated and collaborative funding approach to address immigration and refugee issues in Oregon.

Health and Well-being, Homelessness and Housing

Eastern Oregon Border Board Community Improvement Planning Grant

APPLICATION WINDOW AUGUST 1 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

For complete community improvement planning such as master plans, transportation, airports, parks

Economic and Community Vitality

Eastern Oregon Border Board Scott Fairley Memorial Edge Grant

APPLICATION WINDOW FEBRUARY 1 - MARCH 31, 2021

Grants to enhance economic vitality and opportunity by way of innovative and creative solutions in the Border Region.

Economic and Community Vitality

Eastern Oregon Border Board Education and Workforce Training Grant

APPLICATION WINDOW FEBRUARY 1 - MARCH 31, 2021

For Eastern Oregon local educational service providers, supporting programs, equipment, or facility upgrades for workforce training that conforms with identified industry standards.

Education, Economic and Community Vitality

Eastern Oregon Border Board Ready Workforce Mobilization Grant

APPLICATION WINDOW AUGUST 1 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

For businesses, non-profit organizations, local governments and education service providers located in the region

Fields Artist Fellowship

NEXT APPLICATION WINDOW: TBD

The Fields Artist Fellowship supports artists to advance their careers and explore creative responses to the "opportunity gap."

Arts & Culture

The Gold Beach Community Fund

APPLICATION WINDOW: 10/1 - 4/1

The Gold Beach Community Fund provides financial support for projects, activities and services with an aim of enhancing Central Curry County for citizens and visitors.

Education, Health and Well-being, Arts & Culture, Land and Nature

Gray Family Foundation Environmental Education

2020 Application Period is Closed. Check back Fall 2021.

Supporting programs that stimulate or promote environmental education in K-12 environments and increase outdoor experiences for youth.

Education, Land and Nature

Gray Family Foundation Camp Maintenance

APPLICATION WINDOW: NOVEMBER-SEPTEMBER

Supporting ongoing maintenance of outdoor school camp facilities.

Education, Health and Well-being, Land and Nature

Gray Family Foundation Geography Education

NOT OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

Supporting Oregon’s formal and informal teachers, schools, districts, and communities to stimulate and promote the integration of geographic concepts and ideas into K-12 curriculum and instruction.

Education, Community Engagement, Land and Nature

Gray Family Foundation Outdoor School

APPLICATION DEADLINES: 1/15, 4/1, 7/1 AND 10/1

Seeks to increase the capacity of schools and outdoor school providers to deliver high-quality outdoor school experiences to all Oregon fifth- or sixth-grade students.

Education, Land and Nature

Health Systems Access to Care Fund

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS BY INVITATION ONLY

Supporting community-supported clinics in the combined service areas of Oregon and SW Washington.

Health and Well-being

K-12 Summer Learning Grant Program

NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Grants to support summer programs that focus on in-person or hybrid activities that support learning that occurs outside the classroom.

Education, Health and Well-being

Latino Partnership Program Funding

ONGOING APPLICATIONS

Collaborating with Latino leaders and organizations around the state to engage with Oregon’s fastest-growing community.

Education, Economic and Community Vitality, Community Engagement

LIFE Center Fund

NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Grants to provide food, clothing, household items, prescription and hygiene assistance, and school supplies to people in critical need in North, Northeast and Southeast Portland.

Health and Well-being

Nike Community Impact Fund Program

NEXT APPLICATION WINDOW: EARLY 2022

Benefiting communities where Nike employees live, work and play.

Education, Health and Well-being, Community Engagement

Northwest Neighborhoods Parks & Recreation Fund

NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Grants for the capital development and renovation of parks and recreation facilities in Northwest Portland.

Health and Well-being, Land and Nature

Oregon Arts and Culture Recovery Program

NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

The Oregon Arts and Culture Recovery Program provides flexible resources to support the arts and culture community who have been affected by

Arts & Culture

Oregon Natural Resources Education Fund

APPLICATION WINDOW: 1/1 - 3/1

Supports natural resource education programs in private and public high schools.

Land and Nature

Oregon Parks Foundation Fund

APPLICATION WINDOW: 1/1 - 3/8

This fund supports the acquisition, preservation and restoration of Oregon's native landscape, as well as environmental, recreational and educational improvements to public parks throughout Oregon.

Education, Land and Nature

PTM Foundation

Funding projects that get out the Native vote, inspire Native people to run for student government, Tribal or public office, and help prepare Native people to advocate for issues of concern to Native people

Community Engagement

Reed and Carolee Walker Fund

NEXT APPLICATION WINDOW: DECEMBER 10, 2021 - FEBRUARY 10, 2022

Support programs for people experiencing poverty, especially children, in Jackson County

Education, Health and Well-being, Homelessness and Housing

Small Arts & Culture Grants

APPLICATION WINDOW: TBD, FALL 2021

OCF will invest $350,000 annually to support small community-driven arts and culture organizations.

Arts & Culture

Student Success: Out-of-School Initiative

Bolstering middle school attendance and academic success among Oregon’s students of color, rural students and low-income students.

Education

Thriving Entrepreneurs Grant Program

APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Provides flexible funding, with prioritized support for organizations that serve entrepreneurs who are women, people of color, living in rural communities, or working in under-resourced sectors

Economic and Community Vitality

Trail Blazers Foundation Fund

APPLICATION WINDOW: MARCH 1 - APRIL 30, 2022

Giving grants to nonprofits throughout Oregon and southwest Washington to support underserved youth and their families across three focus areas.

Education, Health and Well-being, Land and Nature

Van Evera Bailey Fellowship

PROPOSALS INVITED ANNUALLY

Fellowships to advance the professional development of mid-career architects and encourage greater contributions to their profession and community.

Arts & Culture

Whipple Foundation Fund

APPLICATION WINDOWS: 6/1 - 7/15 AND 12/1 - 1/15

Funding efforts to improve, facilitate and enhance lifelong learning for the citizens of Douglas County.

Education, Community Engagement