Fourth Generation Oregonian Harold Wyatt Keeps “Paying It Forward”

Born in 1913 on a sheep and hay ranch in eastern Oregon, Harold Wyatt has been working with people -- and giving as much as he gets -- for a very long time.

Sande Emmy Fund

One of Sande’s greatest passions was to provide children with the opportunities not immediately available to them. The Sande Emmy Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation was created to help realize Sande’s dream of improving life for children in Oregon.

The Seed Fund

In 2011, Douglas Tsoi decided to give half his salary as a government sustainability coordinator to create the Seed Fund at the Oregon Community Foundation, offering matching funds as an incentive to encourage other Oregonians to give.

Tamástslikt Cultural Institute

Tamástslikt Cultural Institute is located on the Umatilla Indian Reservation, about 10 minutes east of Pendleton. The institute is dedicated to preserving and promoting the culture and history of the Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla Tribes.

The Shedd, Eugene

In a community as culturally eclectic as Eugene, arts organizations compete for attention with attractions as diverse as Duck football and the Country Fair. That’s what makes The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts such a vital part of the city’s life.

OCF Volunteer Anna Dunlap

“The more I see, the more enthused I am!” That’s how OCF volunteer Anna Dunlap feels about her work as a grant evaluator for the Walker Fund of OCF.

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