A Holiday Message

11/22/2016 Press Release

At OCF, we bring people together from all across Oregon, often with different points of view, to work on projects and issues that address vital community needs. This is our strength and our privilege. And it is only possible through the work of thousands who give their time, their resources and their ideas to make Oregon a more compassionate place to live.

As our state, and the nation as a whole, experiences widening disparities along racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, geographic and other lines, it is important that we stay true to our role. As a trusted convener, OCF has spent the last 43 years building bridges that unite people through shared values and action for the common good. That has been—and continues to be—the power of philanthropy.

In whatever way you are involved with OCF—as a donor, a volunteer, a nonprofit serving your community or a foundation partner—we need you now more than ever to continue to promote a healthy, thriving and equitable state with access to opportunities for everyone, especially those who have too often been left behind. Together, we will fulfill our mission to improve the lives of all Oregonians.

In this season of giving thanks, we are thankful to each of you in helping us meet the mission of The Oregon Community Foundation.