Multiply Your Impact

Pooled Funds

When you pool your gift with others, it has a greater impact. 

OCF welcomes your contributions in any amount to the following pooled funds making a positive impact in our state. Talk with a philanthropic advisor about how you can contribute, or use the links below to donate to funds online. 

OCF’s Black Student Success Fund

OCF’s Black Student Success Fund supports an improved culture of learning for our state’s Black children and youth, responding to calls from the community to address gaps in educational access and opportunities that black students experience at all levels, from early childhood through higher education.

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Children’s Dental Health Initiative

The Oregon Children’s Dental Health Initiative addresses the statewide crisis of childhood dental disease by building private and public partnerships to improve children’s dental health through education, funding for community-based prevention programs, and statewide leadership and advocacy.

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Climate Change and Healthy Habitat Fund

The OCF Climate Change & Healthy Habitats Collective Giving Group is a group of funders who collaborate to learn about and make grants to support work to reduce global warming and ensure healthy and resilient ecosystems. Anyone may contribute to the fund at any time. If you’re seeking deeper involvement, you may join the group in early 2020 to participate in the full year of activities including shared learning, discussion, and reviewing and discussing grant proposals.

  • To donate or join the group, please contact Anne George at (541) 382-1170 or ageorge@oregoncf.org.

Community 101

Through the Community 101 program, students throughout Oregon are introduced to charitable giving through grantmaking and community service and increase their knowledge about community needs, nonprofits and philanthropy.

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DACA, Immigrant and Refugee Fund

OCF, in partnership with other foundations, coordinates a collaborative funding approach to address issues of immigration and refugees in the state, and to support local organizations responding to these issues.

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Ready to Learn Fund

A child’s first five years are critical to success in school and in life. With programs including parenting education, early literacy and professional development for the child care workforce, OCF has made these crucial early years a major focus of its work for more than two decades, with the goal of making sure that all Oregon children arrive at school ready to learn.

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Ending Homelessness in Oregon

Homelessness is caused by, and causes, a wide variety of linked social and economic problems, touching every community in which OCF works. OCF is well positioned to promote thoughtful strategies for donors who want to make a difference through prevention, education, advocacy or direct services. 

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Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative

This fund supports parents in their critical role as children's first and most important teachers by helping communities expand access to proven programs and build stronger, more coordinated parenting education services.

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Healthy Environment Fund

OCF supports collaborative efforts that reach agreement among a variety of stakeholders to support vibrant communities, a healthy natural environment, and a strong economy. OCF’s first proactive discretionary project within this area is a pilot project focused on water to catalyze community conversations among diverse stakeholders to plan for a more secure water future.

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K-12 Student Success

Contributing to this pooled fund helps supports quality out-of-school time programs. Programs that support positive youth development and increase engagement with school, thus improving attendance, boosting academic performance and increasing the likelihood of high school graduation and post-secondary attainment.

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Latino Partnership Program

The goals of OCF’s Latino Partnership Program are to support Latino education achievement, to help increase Latino representation and participation, and to help build bridges between OCF and Latino communities and among Latinos and their communities. 

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Studio to School

In recognition of the opportunity gap that exists for students who live in rural areas, are low-income and/or come from a community of color, Studio to School supports collaborative projects between schools and community arts organizations to design and deliver sustainable arts education during the school day and in out-of-school time.

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OCF Leadership Fund

This fund accelerates community impact through investments in targeted research, special initiatives and outreach with community leaders around the state. These funds support OCF in enhancing donor connections to the causes they care about.

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Oregon Fund

This fund serves the state’s greatest needs, addressing important issues like OCF's work to close the “opportunity gap” in Oregon—the chronic lack of educational and employment opportunities available to Oregon’s low-income children, children of color and rural children— to build a stronger future.

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Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative

This fund supports parents in their critical role as children's first and most important teachers by helping communities expand access to proven programs and build stronger, more coordinated parenting education services.

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Oregon Scholarship Fund

The Oregon Scholarship Fund supports the opportunity for Oregon students to receive a post-secondary education.

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Benefits of Directing Your Charitable Gift toward OCF Pooled Funds

MAXIMIZING IMPACT

You can rest assured that OCF will use your gift to do the greatest good in Oregon. 

INVESTMENT EXPERTISE

Your contributions are stewarded by our expert investment committee and professional managers to ensure the longevity and growth of these OCF funds, ensuring that your donation is as effective as possible.

How do Pooled Funds Work?

Donate Online

When you're ready to donate, there is no more direct or efficient method than our online giving process. There is a $25 minimum donation requirement for online gifts.

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Donate by Mail

If you are interested in donating to a fund by mail, please send a check to OCF with the name of the fund listed on the memo line.

The Oregon Community Foundation
1221 SW Yamhill St.
Suite 100
Portland, OR 97205

Get started today. Call (503) 227-6846 or enter you zip code below to connect with an OCF philanthropic advisor in your region.