Multiply Your Impact
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.
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.
Child Care Shared Services Fund
Childcare is critical to the well-being of children, families and Oregon's economy, since parents need stable childcare to work - yet Oregon faces a childcare supply shortage. OCF, in collaboration with other funding partners, are supporting a statewide Child Care Shared Services Alliance pilot focused on creating a network structure that will help strengthen small child care programs by improving business practices and increasing organizational efficiencies, allowing child care programs to become more financially sustainable while increasing their focus on providing quality care.
Children’s Dental Health Initiative Fund
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.
*The OCF Children’s Dental Health Initiative Fund cannot accept qualified charitable distributions from your retirement account.
Oregon Community Recovery Fund
Grants from this fund will continue to support our communities with a sharpened focus on the most pressing challenges Oregon is facing today: the impact of COVID-19, systemic racism and racial injustice, fires and the underinvestment and lack of infrastructure in under-resourced rural and marginalized communities across our state.
Community Rebuilding Fund
The Community Rebuilding Fund launched in response to Oregon’s devastating 2020 wildfire season which forever changed many of Oregon’s vibrant rural communities. The long rebuilding process ahead will also forever impact these communities. Recognizing equitable, inclusive and resiliency-based rebuilding is essential, the Fund centers the needs of Oregon’s vulnerable residents most impacted – including Latinx, Tribal and rural community members. The Fund supports community-led rebuilding that engages residents in shaping the future of the diverse and dynamic places they call home.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
*The Climate Change and Healthy Habitat Fund cannot accept qualified charitable distributions from your retirement account.
Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative
The beauty and abundance of the Pacific Northwest are integral to the identity and well-being of our region. Our outdoor places are our heritage, and our quality of life and economy depend on our lands and waters. OCF, Seattle Foundation, Idaho Community Foundation, and the Land Trust Alliance have formed a partnership to support land trusts and the communities they serve to identify and permanently protect thousands of acres of climate-resilient natural lands across Oregon, Washington, and Idaho—the places that make the Pacific Northwest home.
*The Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative cannot accept qualified charitable distributions from your retirement account.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oregon Scholarship Fund
Getting a college degree is one of the best ways for people to achieve economic stability. OCF's Oregon Scholarship Fund provides academic and vocational scholarships for Oregon residents with academic potential and financial need.
Benefits of Directing Your Charitable Gift toward OCF Pooled Funds
You can rest assured that OCF will use your gift to do the greatest good in Oregon.
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?
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.
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.
Portland, OR 97205