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. 

Grants Overview
Grant Programs by Region
Grant Programs by Topic
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Grants Overview

The following primary grant programs are open for applications:

  • Community Grant Program. Awarded statewide, these grants have a broad focus.
  • Nike Employee Grant Fund Program. Awarded in Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah, Washington and Yamhill counties in Oregon, and Clark County in Washington.
  • Creative Heights. A four-year initiative to help arts and culture organizations test new ideas and stretch their creative capacity. We are now accepting letters of inquiry for the 2015 grant cycle.
  • Small Arts & Culture Grants. A five-year initiative to support small, community-driven arts and culture organizations statewide.
  • Ready to Learn Grants. These statewide grants focus on programs that benefit young children.
  • Reed and Carolee Walker Fund Grants. Awarded in Jackson County, these grants focus on disadvantaged children and families.
Other grant programs open to application are organized by geographic region and topic in the tab bar above. For more information, please email us at

Advised Fund Grants

Advised grants are awarded at the recommendation of advised fund donors. Most awards support nonprofits' general operations or core programs. These grants are not open for applications. For more information on these grants, please visit our advised fund grantees page.

Designated Fund Grants

OCF makes distributions annually in the form of grants from designated funds that have been established by donors for the support of one or more charitable organizations. These grants are not open for applications. For more information on these grants, please visit our designated fund grantees page.