Donor Stories

OCF brings together a powerful network of philanthropists to invest in a bright future for Oregonians. 

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Steeped in the Nonprofit World, Donor Turns the Table to Support Community Needs

Southern Willamette Valley

Boosting Oregon’s Eastern Border Region

Eastern Oregon
Economic and Community Vitality

Spreading the Word About OCF

Southern Oregon
Arts & Culture

Remembering Jim Meyer, Bridge-Builder and Leader

Metro Portland

Lend a Hand: 10 Things to Consider Before Volunteering

Southern Oregon

Tillamook Balances Purpose and Profit

North Coast
Health and Well-being

Couple Takes Action on Climate Change, Resilient Lands with OCF

Statewide
Land and Nature

Donor Legacy: Preserving a Sense of Place

Southern Oregon
Land and Nature

Together, OCF Donors Act on Climate Change and Conservation

Statewide
Land and Nature

Step-up Fund Helps Donor Provide Opportunities to Students

Southern Oregon
Education

Fighting the Good Fight: Pia Wilson-Body and the Elevate Us Fund

Metro Portland
Economic and Community Vitality, Community Engagement

Preserving Oregon’s Black Heritage

Northern Willamette Valley
Arts & Culture

Black Lives Matter Movement Inspires Donors: ZGF Emerging Black Architects Scholarship Fund

Metro Portland
Education

Black Lives Matter Movement Inspires Donors: Abe and Sol Blackman Scholarship Fund

Metro Portland
Education

Donor Helps Santiam Canyon Students Attend College

Northern Willamette Valley
Education

Rock Group Portugal. The Man Elevates Indigenous Voices with OCF

Statewide
Health and Well-being, Arts & Culture, Emergency Response

Pandemic and Wildfires Prompt Family Fund to Step Up Giving  

Metro Portland
Health and Well-being, Emergency Response

Firefighting Philanthropist Raises Funds for Wildfire Relief

Southern Oregon
Emergency Response

Giving Back: It’s a Family Affair

Statewide
Health and Well-being

Scholarship Donor Gives Back

Southern Willamette Valley
Education

Unstoppable Motivation to Pay it Forward

Statewide
Education, Health and Well-being, Community Engagement, Homelessness and Housing

'Seed Fund' Encourages Other Oregonians to Give

Statewide
Education, Arts & Culture

Early Life Adversity Inspires STEM Scholarship Donor

Southern Oregon
Education

Getting Their Ducks in a Row

Southern Oregon
Education, Arts & Culture

Former Student Athlete Establishes Fund for Long-Lasting Impact

South Coast
Education

Sid and Karen DeBoer Fund YMCA Camp at Lake of the Woods

Southern Oregon
Education, Health and Well-being, Land and Nature

A Community Hub for Performing Arts

Eastern Oregon
Arts & Culture, Community Engagement

Donor Helps Transform Students into Philanthropists

Southern Oregon
Education, Community Engagement

Fourth Generation Oregonian’s Legacy Helps Hundreds of Students Attend College

Metro Portland
Education

Six Decade Volunteer Focuses His Giving

Metro Portland
Homelessness and Housing

Lottery Winnings Enable 'Generous Spirit'

Statewide
Health and Well-being

Bend Donor Enjoys ‘a Really Good Partnership’ with OCF

Central Oregon
Education, Health and Well-being

Donors Join Forces to Support Resilient Landscapes and Communities

Statewide
Land and Nature

Three Family Generations Support Scholarships for Rural Students

Southern Oregon
Education

Multigenerational Generosity: The Olsrud Family

Southern Oregon
Education

A Driving Force for Good

Eastern Oregon
Health and Well-being

Responsibility and Resilience

Metro Portland
Health and Well-being, Land and Nature