Root cause analysis illustrates both complexity and potential for collaborative solutions.
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.
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