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  • Oregon Entrepreneurs Network Receives a $75,000 Grant to Launch Accelerator Boot Camps
    000 grant for the creation of a series of Accelerator Boot Camps Entrepreneurs throughout Oregon have great ideas but they often lack the business experience needed to launch a successful company That is where OEN comes in Volunteers and staff at the OEN have the expertise and passion needed to provide mentoring However it s always been offered in an informal way until now OCF understands the important role entrepreneurs play in Oregon s economy The Foundation learned about OEN s important services as part of its ongoing effort to improve the economy and increase job creation in Oregon For the first time the OEN will have the capital it needs to train key volunteers in the best practices models It will bring that knowledge to Central Southern and Eastern Oregon over the next two years Helping entrepreneurs get access to mentorship education and investment capital is a critical priority for Oregon Entrepreneurs Network said OEN President and Executive Director Linda Weston We are delighted to get this opportunity to be able to support rural Oregon entrepreneurs in this way The first Boot Camp will be offered through a curriculum being implemented by VentureBox the Bend based accelerator launched at the Bend Venture Conference on October 14 Once established in Central Oregon the concept will be rolled out in Southern and Eastern Oregon VentureBox is a model derived from best practices used by the leading startup accelerators to aid early stage enterprises in connecting to the resources they need to grow and add jobs Volunteer mentors and project coordinators will lead a program to deliver a structured process for entrepreneurs around the state Participants will develop their business skills and improve their efforts to attract investors and secure capital OCF is providing the initial grant to launch the program OEN

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/news-resources/press-releases/current/oen-grant-for-accelerator-boot-camps (2016-05-01)
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  • Foundation Invests With Oregon Angel Fund
    Release Portland The Oregon Community Foundation recently decided to invest 1 million in the 2012 Oregon Angel Fund LLC OCF s investment stems from the Foundation s commitment to use a small portion of the endowment to invest in Oregon based venture capital funds that increase jobs in Oregon Participation in the Oregon Angel Fund is both a strategic financial investment for OCF and a promising way to strengthen Oregon s economy OAF has a great reputation for building entrepreneurial expertise leveraging resources and talent for Oregon startups and developing angel investors said OCF board member Kirby Dyess Started in 2007 the Oregon Angel Fund works with more than 90 local angel investors to select the top five most promising early stage growth companies throughout Oregon and southwest Washington each year To date the Oregon Angel Fund has funded 21 startups in Oregon and one in Vancouver Washington Companies such as Elemental Technologies Clear Catheter and Chinook Book have benefitted from the fund and the technical expertise provided by Oregon s angel investors The state government s Oregon Growth Account is also an investor in the Oregon Angel Fund OCF s trust and confidence in this unique partnership of local business and technology leaders and the state is a powerful statement of support for our efforts to identify fund and support the most promising startups in Oregon says Eric Rosenfeld co founder of the Oregon Angel Fund About the Oregon Angel Fund Founded in 2007 in partnership with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network the Oregon Angel Fund is a highly structured professionally managed investor driven venture fund backed by the leaders of Oregon s business and technology community For more information visit www oregonangelfund com OCF Contact Melissa Durham or 503 227 6846 Oregon Angel Fund Contact Eric Rosenfeld or 503

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/news-resources/press-releases/current/foundation-invests-with-oregon-angel-fund (2016-05-01)
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  • OCF Community Newsletter February 2015
    provided by ODFW to restore the riverbank Amenities will include a boat launch and restrooms Stauff added Reclaiming the lake will offer tremendous opportunity for family recreation and watchable wildlife in the heart of the Rogue Valley Highlights OCF s Giving in Oregon Report OCF s 2014 Giving in Oregon report has found that Oregon nonprofits received more than 1 8 billion in donations in 2012 up from 1 6 billion in 2011 The education sector in Oregon was a big beneficiary of contributions receiving 35 percent of total contributions to nonprofits in 2012 And according to data collected by the Corporation for National Community Service s Volunteer and Civic Life in America Project for yet another year Oregonians are volunteering more than the national average and are giving more of their time And according to data collected by the Corporation for National Community Service s Volunteer and Civic Life in America Project for yet another year Oregonians are volunteering more than the national average and are giving more of their time OCF has been publishing the Giving in Oregon report for more than a decade in order to track contributions to Oregon nonprofits Find more data by reading the Giving in Oregon report Equity Diversity and Inclusion OCF s board of directors adopted a new strategic plan designed to further our effectiveness in supporting equitable outcomes for all communities The board s action included adopting a clear statement on equity diversity and inclusion This statement clarifies our belief that persistent disparities based on characteristics such as race gender national origin ethnicity culture age faith physical ability gender identity sexual orientation and other characteristics together with barriers imposed by poverty prevent OCF s vision of a healthy thriving sustainable Oregon from being fully realized Read more about OCF s EDI commitment Nonprofit Roundup in Eastern Oregon Nonprofits from Condon Arlington Fossil and Pendleton met in December at the Historic Condon Hotel for the first of a series of Rural Resource Roundups presented by OCF and the Nonprofit Association of Oregon OCF and NAO want to help rural nonprofits learn about the OCF grant process and connect with other nonprofit resources available through NAO We want to share tips on how to write a strong and competitive proposal when applying for community grants through OCF said Cheryl Puddy OCF s associate program officer for Central and Eastern Oregon Other Roundups have been held this year in Redmond and La Pine Latino Partnership in Medford On December 11 nearly 100 Southern Oregonians attended Celebrando Tu Exito Celebrating Your Success at the Inn at the Commons in Medford Hosted by OCF s Latino Partnership Program LPP and Una Voz Latino Leadership the event was a chance to welcome the holiday season and to forge strong ties between the Latino and non Latino communities Speakers included three community leaders who are new to Southern Oregon Dr Roy Saigo president of Southern Oregon University Brian Shumate superintendent of Medford School District 549C and Jay Hummel

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/news-resources/publications/current/e-news-2015-2 (2016-05-01)
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  • Oregon Ranks in Top Ten in Volunteering and Civic Engagement
    2013 Press Release April 21 27 was National Volunteer Week so let s take a minute to recognize the thousands of volunteers in Oregon who make a difference every day Here at OCF our 1 600 volunteers sit on scholarship advisory committees connect us to their communities through leadership councils help us to evaluate grants and play many other critical roles The Oregon Volunteers website posts the following Volunteers in Oregon demonstrated their commitment to strengthening their communities in a variety of ways and earned the 8 ranking among the 50 states according to the Volunteering and Civic Life in America VCLA report The report is based on 2011 data Oregon s volunteer rate reached an all time high with nearly 1 1 million volunteers serving more than 136 7 million total hours which is valued at more than 2 6 billion Oregon s move into the top 10 states for volunteering comes as no surprise to me said Gov John Kitzhaber Every visit to an Oregon town or city is an opportunity to see local residents engaged at a personal level in their community Volunteering is a part of Oregon s culture and DNA The VCLA data is part of the most comprehensive study of volunteering and civic engagement in America This year s report not only shows Oregon ranking in the top 10 in volunteer rate but also Oregon s remarkable jump from 37 to 4 in number of volunteer hours per resident Oregon s college students moved into the top 10 for the first time at 8 Among the nation s 50 largest cities Portland ranks in the top five in terms of volunteer rates for ages 16 42 Among mid sized cities Salem now ranks 11 in volunteer rate and Eugene is 17 in volunteer hours

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/news-resources/press-releases/current/oregon-ranks-in-top-ten-in-volunteering (2016-05-01)
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  • News & Media
    101 Grant More 1 13 2014 Museum in Canyonville Thanks Lilja Fund of OCF for Assistance More 12 30 2013 Mt Hood Town Hall Receives 20 000 OCF Improvement Grant More 12 23 2013 The South Coast A Region of Caring More 12 18 2013 OCF Funds Warm Springs Student Success Program More 12 18 2013 Mt Hood Kiwanis Camp Receives OCF Grant for Family Camp program More 12 17 2013 OCF Offers Vehicle for Year Round Giving More 12 16 2013 OCF Grants 38 000 to South Coast Nonprofits More 12 4 2013 Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability Receives 100 000 Grant to Establish Solar Forward More 11 21 2013 Seek Out Scholarships for Vocational and Trade Students More 11 21 2013 Grant from OCF Helps Family Development Center Get South County Campus More 11 20 2013 OCF Makes 1 million Grant to OHSU s Knight Cancer Challenge More 10 30 2013 225 000 Grant from the Providence Health Plan Community Benefits Fund of OCF to Benefit At Risk Youths More 10 17 2013 500 Million Knight Challenge to OHSU Sets New Bar for Oregon Philanthropy More 10 11 2013 OCF Invests in Bend Venture Conference More 9 30 2013 Salem Student Receives 4 000 scholarship from Fred Fields Scholarship Fund of OCF More 9 24 2013 Marshfield High School grad among first Fred Fields Scholarship recipients More 7 16 2013 ABC House receives 20 000 OCF Grant More 7 11 2013 Study Funded by OCF Finds Migrant Workers More Likely to Receive Medical Care from Community Health Centers in Partnership with Faith Based Organizations More 7 9 2013 Grant from OCF Supports the Family Tree Relief Nursery Satellite Program in Lebanon Oregon More 7 8 2013 With a Coming Void in Oregon s News ecosystem Public Broadcasting s Building a New Kind of State Wire More 7 2 2013 OCF Donates 20 000 to Marion Polk Food Share Better Burger Project More 6 6 2013 Relief Nursery Receives OCF Grants to Support Early Childhood Abuse Prevention Services More 5 13 2013 OCF Matching Grant Boosts OSU Cascades Efforts Expand to a Four Year University More 5 8 2013 The Oregon Community Foundation has a 32M plan Portland Business Journal More 4 17 2013 Nike Employee Grant Fund of OCF Grants 250 000 in Spring 2013 Cycle More 2 10 2013 The Lure of Hometown Pride Translates into Large Donations to Community Foundations More 2 6 2013 OCF Invests in Oregon s Economy Through the Oregon Angel Fund More 1 8 2013 Pendleton School Receives OCF Grant to Support Kindergarten Readiness More 12 31 2012 Fred Fields Gift One of Nation s Largest in 2012 More 12 20 2012 OCF Awards 346 750 in Grants to North Coast Nonprofits More 12 15 2012 Recent Grant From OCF Helps Construction Efforts at the Boys Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon More 12 12 2012 OCF Grant Gives Teen Center in Coos Bay Financial Boost Towards Completion More 12 8 2012

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/news-resources/news-media?type=News (2016-05-01)
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  • News & Media
    6 12 2013 P 3 Grant Opportunity More 6 12 2013 OCF Announces a 50 000 Challenge Grant to Neighborhood House for Their New Children s Center More 6 7 2013 The South Coast s Ready to Smile Program Gets a Special Delivery Check More 5 29 2013 OCF Elects Former Salem mayor Sue Miller as Board Chair More 4 29 2013 Oregon Ranks in Top Ten in Volunteering and Civic Engagement More 3 22 2013 West Albany High School Students Share Their Community 101 Experience More 2 1 2013 211 Family Info Announces New Services More 1 16 2013 Roberto Franco to lead Latino Partnership Program More 1 10 2013 The IRA Charitable Rollover is Back More 12 31 2012 2012 High Points OCF Year in Review More 12 7 2012 OCF Named One of Oregon s Most Admired Nonprofits More 12 6 2012 Sequestration and Possible Limitations on Charitable Deductions More 11 16 2012 List of Fall 2012 Grants by Region More 11 7 2012 The Fields Fund One Time Special Grants More 10 26 2012 John Gray Friend and Philanthropist More 10 10 2012 OCF Hosts Forum on the Future of Public Broadcasting in Oregon More 10 1 2012 Announcing the Outdoor School Guide 2012 More 10 1 2012 Foundation Invests With Oregon Angel Fund More 9 26 2012 Oregon Social Business Challenge More 9 10 2012 OCF Honored for Innovative Housing and Community Development Partnerships More 9 5 2012 One Oregon Journalism Project More 8 31 2012 Brandi Carlile Gives Shout Out to OCF at Her Britt Festival Concert More 8 9 2012 August 2012 Corvallis Community Reception and Leaders Gathering More 6 28 2012 Nonprofits and Foundations Let er Buck in Pendleton More 6 20 2012 Video Spotlight on OCF s Boomers and Babies Project More 6 1 2012 Pop Up Reading Mobs Participate in Stop Drop and Read More 5 21 2012 Oregon Parenting Education Awareness Week May 20 26 More 5 16 2012 OCF Board Member Kay Toran Receives an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Portland More 5 14 2012 List of Spring 2012 Grants by Region More 5 14 2012 The Fields Fund to Support Education and the Arts More 5 9 2012 Douglas County Setting the Bar for Education Douglas County Setting the Bar for Education The story of a strong collaboration among public private and foundation partners to make early childhood education a county wide priority More 5 9 2012 OCF Announces 150 Million Gift from Fred W Fields More 4 27 2012 Study Identifies Gaps in Oregon s Supply of Capital Recommends Areas for Action More 4 12 2012 OCF North Coast Leadership Council Meeting on April 6 More 4 11 2012 Governor Kitzhaber Sets Up Challenge Fund at OCF to Help Low Income Students More 3 28 2012 Travels with Max More 3 20 2012 Boomers and Babies Engaging a Growing Volunteer Corps to Fill Early Childhood Needs More 3 15 2012 The 2012 Gray Colloquium Bringing

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/news-resources/news-media?type=Press%20Release (2016-05-01)
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  • News & Media
    Offices Careers News Resources News Media Publications OCF Stories Research Print Share Home News Resources News Media News Media News Coverage Press Releases Media Center Logo Usage Guidelines The proportions of the logo should not be changed and the typography should not be modified The overall width of the logo with tagline should be no smaller than 1 375 The color version of the logo appears in PMS Warm Grey 8U A minimum of one half the logo height should always be provided around the logo Download Logos About OCF The mission of The Oregon Community Foundation is to improve life in Oregon and promote effective philanthropy We work with individuals families businesses and organizations to create charitable funds more than 1 900 of them that support the community causes they care about These funds support the critical work that nonprofits are doing across Oregon Through these funds OCF awarded almost 90 million in grants and scholarships in 2015 Contact Information Joan Vallejo Communications Director 503 227 6846 Find Your OCF Office Contact Us Metropolitan Portland Central Oregon Eastern Oregon North Coast Northern Willamette Valley South Coast Southern Oregon Southern Willamette Valley Search for Grants Scholarships Find Programs Connect Current

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/news-resources/news-media?type=Media (2016-05-01)
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  • Save the Date for the 2016 Annual Meeting, May 5 at the Portland Hilton
    Hilton Save the Date for the 2016 Annual Meeting May 5 at the Portland Hilton 1 22 2016 News PLEASE SAVE THE DATE NOTE THE LOCATION CHANGE OCF s 42nd Annual Luncheon Thursday May 5 2016 11 30 a m 1 30 p m Portland Hilton Hotel MAIN HOTEL 921 SW Sixth Avenue ROOM Grand Ballroom Event and registration details will be provided in March 2016 News Media Find Your

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/news-resources/press-releases/current/save-the-date-for-the-2016-annual-meeting (2016-05-01)
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