The Oregon Parks Foundation was founded in 1979 with the primary purpose of creating parks. It became a community advised fund of The Oregon Community Foundation in 2009. The Fund’s purpose is to support acquisition, preservation, and restoration of Oregon’s park land and to also support environmental, recreational, and educational improvements to public parks throughout the state of Oregon.
The Oregon Parks Foundation (OPF) Fund invites proposals from nonprofit organizations and public agencies at the community, district, county or regional level. Grant recommendations are made to the OCF board of directors by an advisory committee created by the Oregon Parks Foundation. Grants disbursed by the OPF Fund generally range from $1,000 to $5,000. Larger grants may occasionally be considered for unique or special projects.