OCF Giving Navigator
OCF seeks to share timely funding opportunities with our donors and to provide opportunities for nonprofit organizations to share their current priorities and projects. This Giving Navigator is an interactive tool for searching current opportunities and details of projects which are being worked on by nonprofits in Oregon. It was launched in 2021 and will continue to be refined and enhanced over time.
Organizations throughout the state are invited to share information with us through the Organization Profile in MyOCF, and are welcome to update their information at anytime.
If you are an OCF Donor Advised Fund advisor, you can support any of these projects through your DAF. See below for options.
Ways to support the nonprofits listed in this interactive tool:
- Direct support: Make a donation directly to the organization the website and an email address for the organization are linked in the “Learn more” section for each organization.
- If you have a Donor Advised Fund at OCF:
- Recommend a grant through MyOCF. Search for the organization to recommend a grant. Log into MyOCF here. Please contact your Donor Relations Officer (DRO) if you have any technical difficulties accessing MyOCF.
- Recommend a grant via email. When you find a project or organization you would like to support, click the “Support this organization” link in the “Learn more” section for the organization.
Key Phrases and Data Sources
Some language OCF uses may not be familiar to everyone using this tool. Below are some definitions and details of where we get the information included:
Community Grant Application – The Community Grant program is OCF’s largest annual grantmaking program. Nonprofits submit applications for funding twice per year, and key details are shared with donors as opportunities for funding. Details shared here are pulled directly from applications; no edits are made by OCF.
Organization Profile – Through the Organization Profile, nonprofits can update OCF and our donors about current projects and who they serve. The information provided is used directly in this tool; no edits are made by OCF.
County – Currently, the county listed is where the organization is headquartered, or statewide if they serve individuals throughout Oregon. Many organizations may serve more than one county, and future versions of this tool will reflect that.
Topic Areas – OCF currently defines our work through the 6 topic areas listed, and we do our best to accurately categorize organizations and their work:
- Arts and Culture – includes all types of art-based programs, museums, literary arts, and cultural heritage
- Economic Vitality – includes community development and workforce development
- Education – includes literacy, education research and policy, out of school time programs, mentoring, and school-based programs for all ages
- Health and Wellbeing – includes housing, mental health, physical health, domestic violence prevention, human services, and child welfare
- Livability – includes libraries, parks and recreation, environment, civil rights, and voluntarism
The information in this tool will be updated monthly on or around the first of the month.
Have questions about this tool? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org