‘Being a Unified Source Will Be Critical’

Kendall Clawson, executive director of Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington, on how philanthropists have pooled resources to support nonprofits during the COVID-19. 

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

Oregon Community Foundation Fall Philanthropy Forum

Ethical Considerations Related to Public Charities and Private Foundations Questions around ethics arise when administering public charities and private foundations and professional advisors are frequently on the forefront of advising clients on how to navigate these concerns when they arise. Through a series of case studies, this Philanthropy Forum will explore key ethical issues that … Read more

Building Up

A corporate philanthropy program helps local nonprofits get to the next level of impact and success.

Housing downturn hits senior sector


The ravaged condo and residential markets in Oregon have received most of the attention in the housing collapse, but the downturn, which has sapped many retirement funds, finally is reaching another housing sector: senior-living communities.