How It Works

Three Steps to Impact

We’ll help you create a fund to achieve your charitable goals — now, or with a gift through your will or trust. When you give through OCF, you are connected to a network of citizen philanthropists who want to improve lives. We offer resources to support your giving style: hands-on, working with other donors, recommending grants online.


OCF philanthropic advisors in five offices throughout Oregon are ready to help steward your giving. Meet with a philanthropic advisor to learn the most effective way to give all types of assets, and create a fund that reflects your charitable goals.  


Recommend grants or scholarships from your fund with expert assistance from OCF staff. If you wish, involve family members or collaborate with other OCF donors for greater impact.


If your fund is endowed, you can watch it grow over time. We invest and professionally manage your charitable fund in a large and diversified portfolio to achieve strong returns, providing a stable resource to respond to community needs today — and in the future.

Get more information on our investment program.

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Connect with an OCF philanthropic advisor in your region