Arts Foundation of Western Oregon Fund

The Arts Foundation of Western Oregon (AFWO) Fund was established in 1997 to support the arts, sustain artistic creativity and build a more vibrant local arts community in Lane County.   

Competitive Grants
Designated Funds
Staff Assistance


Comprising 10 separate subfunds, AFWO has had a significant impact on visual and performing arts in Lane County. Each of AWFO's funds was created to support specific arts programs or meet general needs, based on donor interests.

Every year, AFWO distributes more than $400,000 in funding. AWFO relies on Eugene-area volunteers to sit on grant committees, research proposals, and serve as liaisons to the OCF board of directors, ensuring a community-based process.