OCF grants are as varied as our state. Some are awarded through an open grant application process, while others reflect an advised fund donor's recommendation. But they all have a single goal: improving our community.
The following primary grant programs are open for applications:
Fellowships to advance the professional development of mid-career architects and encourage greater contributions to their profession and community
Grants supporting out-of-school programs that promote academic success and post-secondary enrollment
Supports the development of interpretive, educational and economic projects that preserve and protect the natural resources of Oregonís historic trails
OCF awarded $103 million in grants and scholarships in 2015. Use the OCF Giving Explorer below to find philanthropy at work. The first page is a visual overview of grants and scholarships. Clicking on the arrow to the right of the blue heading bar will take you to a list of all grants and scholarships by organization. For additional information about grant awards, please visit the specific grant program pages.
In the grants and scholarships overview, click on a topic, county or subtopic to show just the data in that category.
You can also use the Search by Grant Type drop-down menu to show:
Please note that application deadlines and requirements vary by year and program. Please see individual program pages for more information.
In the grants list, use the drop-down menus to filter.
To remove all filters, click reset at the bottom of the dashboard.
To download all data, click here.
To download a filtered set of data:
Email questions to Caitlin Ruffenach, Researcher, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The lists below are not reflected in the dashboard above and may not include all grant programs. For additional information about grant awards, please visit the specific grant program pages.
Rarely, and only through competitive grant programs, the broadest of which is our Community Grant Program.
Yes, but only if your project is currently sponsored by a qualified 501(c)(3) organization. This organization should have a mission consistent with yours, as well as the administrative capacity to accept the legal responsibility for the grant and administer it accordingly. A grant cannot simply be passed through the fiscal sponsor.
Yes, but it must provide a letter indicating its tax status and its federal tax ID number. Please bear in mind that community-based nonprofits (i.e., those that are not heavily reliant on public support) tend to be more competitive as applicants.
No. Our staffing levels do not allow for this. Also, reviewing some proposal drafts and not others would create an uneven playing field for applicants.
Once per year for each grant program, unless the program specifies otherwise. We occasionally make exceptions when a nonprofit in a rural community is the umbrella for multiple programs, allowing them to share administrative costs.
You may apply to more than one grant program at a time. For example, you may submit a Community Grant request at the same time that you submit a Douglas Community Fund request. However, you may not submit more than one Community Grant application at a time.
Through our Community Grant Program, OCF awards grants for specific capital projects. However, it does not make general grants that constitute only a small percentage of large capital campaigns. For more information, please review Capital Projects and the Community Grant Program.
Yes. For more information, please review Capacity-Building Projects and the Community Grant Program.
No. However, if you have received an advised fund grant award letter with a name and address for the fund contact, you should send a thank-you letter to that person and perhaps periodic program updates (though not too frequent!).
No. Information about the annual budget for your department is sufficient.
Not unless you were asked to apply for another year of support.
It is not advisable to submit the same project unless new circumstances — such as additional funding partners, or strengthened leadership — have made the project more competitive. It's always best to learn why the proposal was rejected before investing time in resubmitting it.