Grants

OCF grants are as varied as our state. Explore our giving or go to grantee information for advised funds or designated funds. Want to apply for grants? Search the programs below.

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Community Grant Program

FALL CYCLE APPLICATION WINDOW OPENS JUNE 1

This is OCF's largest, broadest and most accessible grant program, awarding about 175 grants per biannual grant cycle.

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

Reed and Carolee Walker Fund

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS THROUGH 2/10/20

Supporting programs for the needy, especially children, in Jackson County.

Education, Health and Well-being, Homelessness and Housing

Van Evera Bailey Fellowship

PROPOSALS INVITED JUNE-SEPTEMBER ANNUALLY

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

Arts & Culture

The Ben Serafin Fund

APPLICATION WINDOW: 6/1 - 7/15

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

Education, Economic and Community Vitality

Better Nursing Home Care Fund

APPLICATION WINDOW: 9/1/20-11/30/20

Improving care for nursing home residents in Oregon.

Health and Well-being

Black Student Success Community Network Grants

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS 1/27/2020 – 3/6/2020

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

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS THROUGH 3/11/20

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

Education

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

D.E. & Jane Clark Fund

APPLICATION WINDOW: 6/1 - 7/15

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

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

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

Creative Heights

ACCEPTING LETTERS OF INQUIRY 1/6/20 - 2/17/20

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

Arts & Culture

Gray Family Foundation Environmental Education

NEXT APPLICATION WINDOW: 10/1/20-12/2/20

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

Education, Land and Nature

Health Systems Access to Care Fund

NOT ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME

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

Health and Well-being

K-12 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

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

NEXT APPLICATION WINDOW: 10/1/20-11/15/20

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

Lilja Family Fund

APPLICATION WINDOW: 6/10 - 7/15

Grants and scholarships supporting communities in South Douglas County.

Education, Arts & Culture, Community Engagement

Nike Community Impact Fund Program

NEXT APPLICATION WINDOW: 4/15/20-6/1/20

Benefiting communities where Nike employees live, work and play.

Education, Health and Well-being, Community Engagement

Northwest Neighborhoods Parks & Recreation Fund

NEXT APPLICATION WINDOW: 8/15/20-10/1/20

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

Health and Well-being, Land and Nature

Oregon Historic Trails Fund

APPLICATION WINDOW: 7/10 - 8/31

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

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 - 2/21

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

Skyrman Techno Fund

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/1

Provides financial resources to science and industrial arts teachers (grades 4-12) and other youth program instructors in Jackson County.

Education

Small Arts & Culture Grants

NEXT APPLICATION WINDOW: 4/1/20-5/15/20

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

Arts & Culture

Trail Blazers Foundation Fund

APPLICATION WINDOW: 3/1 - 4/30

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

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

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 IN 2020

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