The Fields Fund to Support Education and the Arts

5/14/2012 Press Release

The Oregon Community Foundation recently announced that the Foundation will be establishing a $150 million fund from the estate of Fred W. Fields. The Fields Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation will support education and the arts in the state of Oregon.

“OCF is honored to be the steward of a gift that will annually provide millions of dollars in support for essential education and arts programs in communities across the state,” said Max Williams, OCF President and CEO. “It is really a gift to Oregon, and will continue the generous spirit of giving personified by Fred and Sue Fields.”

The Board is beginning a thoughtful process to determine how best to use this endowment.

Conversations with the community will be part of the process. If you have questions, comments or ideas, please email us at

To learn more, please see OCF Announces $150 Million Gift from Fred W. Fields.