Education Initiatives

OCF's Education Program spans the birth to post-secondary spectrum. Mutually reinforcing grant programs operate within early childhood, the K-12 system and access to higher education and training.

Early Childhood
Access to Higher Ed & Training

OCF's Education Program focuses on investments in early childhood, the K-12 system and access to post-secondary education and training -- the places where we can have the most leverage.

We focus on equity and closing the opportunity gap across Oregon, using all the tools available to a foundation, including grants, research, collaboration and public policy advocacy.  Our programs emphasize best practices, professional development and parent education.


OCF's Community Grants Program, accepting applications in January and July annually, also supports programs in education. To see if your program or project is a good fit, please visit the Community Grants Program page