Oregon Community Foundation

Medford Office
818 West 8th Street
Medford, OR 97501

Portland Office
1221 SW Yamhill Street, Suite 100
Portland, OR 97205


Contact Person: Amy Drake, Program Officer for Southern Oregon

Phone: 541-773-8987

Contact E-mail: adrake@oregoncf.org

Program Funding Areas:

Health and Wellbeing, Education, Arts and Culture, Community Livability, Environment, and more via OCF’s website

Geographic Area Served by Grants:


Types of Support Offered:

Depends on grant program; usually program development, capital projects, capacity building.

Do you fund general operating costs for non-profits? If so, under what conditions?

Depends on grant program, but most of OCF’s competitive grant programs do not fund general operating support. Advised funds often provide operating support, but they are not open to application. Endowment Partner funds can provide operating support for the
specified organization.

Restrictions/ Limitations:

In the Community Grants program (our most competitive grant program) operating support is rare and is for a temporary need.

Application Process:

Depends on the grant program. For Community Grants, the broadest program, deadlines are January 15 and July 15 – lots of information on the website under the grants tab.

Preferred contact from potential grantees:

Email, phone – any means of communication is fine. A short email often gets the fastest answer.

Is there anything else you would like to share with potential grantees?

Community foundations differ from private foundations, and OCF is more complex than many of the funders participating in ONLC. This can be confusing, so just ask if you have a question – it’s completely understandable. I’m happy to help.

The Oregon Community Foundation continues to refine its grant process. Please review the Foundation website for changes in the process prior to submitting a grant proposal.