Lisa Mensah Brings Philanthropy Home

Oregon Community Foundation’s new executive director talks about what’s next for the organization

School for Innovation

Since 2017 the Invent Oregon competition has bridged Oregon’s science, business and education sectors — and organizers aim to make a bigger impact on students across the state.

Downtime with Max Williams

The president and CEO of Oregon Community Foundation talks about work, life and play.

OCF Releases the 2017 Tracking Oregon’s Progress Report Not Everything is Equal: Creating Opportunity for All Oregon Children

The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) has just released the 2017 Tracking Oregon’s Progress (TOP) report focused on Oregon’s opportunity gap. The report, titled “Toward a Thriving Future: Closing the Opportunity Gap for Oregon’s Kids,” addresses the widening opportunity gap Oregon children face. The circumstances of one’s birth and longstanding patterns of discrimination determine the opportunities that are available and the life paths that are achievable.

The Power of Philanthropists

As we think about closing out 2017 and look forward to 2018, we find ourselves continually amazed by the transformative power of philanthropy in our state. From businesses that support the charitable causes important to their employees to the thousands of OCF donors and volunteers who support the causes they hold dear—this collective impact strengthens … Read more