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  • Events & Seminars
    the planning and giving concerns of your clients These forums also provide continuing education credits for various planning and legal professions Attendees find our seminars a convenient way to learn about updated requirements and emerging issues for nonprofits and others involved in charitable gifting Upcoming Events There are no events to display at this time Full OCF Calendar Special thanks to our sponsors who make these forums possible Find Your

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  • OCF Initiatives
    Explore OCF About Us By Region Staff Board of Directors Volunteers Financial Information Offices Careers OCF Initiatives Children Families Civic Engagement Arts and Culture Economic Vitality Education Print Share OCF Initiatives The Oregon Community Foundation has always been more than a funder Throughout our history we have taken on the role of leader and partner creating programs in areas where long term needs are greatest OCF is committed to bringing fresh approaches to solving tough issues That s why we ve focused our strategic initiatives on areas where we can have a lasting impact This email already exist in database E Newsletter Please sign up for our e newsletter our quarterly update on what s going on at OCF and in your community Name Email Organization Business Name We will not share your e mail address or contact information with any other parties See our privacy policy for more information required You have subscribed 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 Future Donors Start a Fund Advised Funds Scholarship Funds Trusts Annuities Endowment Partners Give

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/ocf-initiatives (2016-05-01)
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  • Children & Families
    for the Foundation which means that we will not only continue to invest in local health programs but also foster change in broad policies to ensure that all children in Oregon have access to dental care Children s Dental Health Initiative Oregon has one of the country s highest rates of childhood dental disease which is the most common chronic disease affecting U S children The causes of this silent epidemic include inadequate education economic hardship and limited access to services To address this statewide crisis OCF has launched the five year Children s Dental Health Initiative which builds on the Foundation s successful children s dental health initiatives for Southern Willamette Valley and the South Coast As part of this effort OCF has also established the Oral Health Funders Collaborative the goal of which is to build partnerships with other funders to improve dental health statewide through such measures as bringing dental screening and services into schools educating Oregonians on the preventable toll of dental disease and developing infrastructure that will provide wider access to dental care Staff Assistance To learn more about the Children s Dental Health Initiative please contact Melissa Freeman or 503 227 6846 To learn

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  • Civic Engagement
    is a classroom based program that encourages students to get involved in their communities through grantmaking and volunteering A C101 class acts as a mini foundation The students receive grantmaking funds work to identify community needs decide where to focus and then implement a grant program As part of the program students must volunteer two to five hours per month at a local nonprofit which brings them even closer to community issues Many C101 classes are supported by local businesses and donors This initiative also receives major support from the PGE Foundation For more information on involving your school in C101 or to support a high school in your community please visit Community 101 or contact Jennesa Datema associate program officer youth philanthropy or 503 552 3509 Latino Partnership Program The Latino Partnership Program LPP funds leadership training and organizational development through small grants to Latino organizations Led by local advisory committees in four regions of the state the LPP s goals include Strengthening leaders and organizations in the Latino community Supporting education and services that encourage Latinos to become more integrated and influential in their communities Forging strong ties between Latino and non Latino communities and leaders For more information please visit Latino Partnership Program or contact Roberto Franco LPP statewide coordinator or 503 227 6846 Regional Action Initiative OCF s Regional Action Initiative brings communities together to identify and solve local problems Each of OCF s eight regional Leadership Councils led a process to engage community members focus on a local issue and fund successful strategies for change Central Oregon Community school programs Eastern Oregon Youth education through mentoring and enrichment programs Metropolitan Portland Parenting education North Coast Improving literacy through professional development for teachers Northern Willamette Valley Early literacy South Coast Children s dental health Southern Oregon

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/ocf-initiatives/civic-engagement (2016-05-01)
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  • Arts and Culture
    to expand Parenting Education Hubs to all 36 Oregon counties RFP release Fall 2013 Proposals due February 2014 Prenatal Through Third Grade Alignment To create stronger connections between early childhood services and the K 12 system OCF will award 1 5 million over three years to support implementation of P 3 alignment programs RFP release August 2013 Proposals due October 22 2013 K 12 Student Success To increase student attendance and academic achievement OCF will award 5 million over five years to community based programs that offer best practice out of school mentoring and parent engagement programming The RFP was released in May 2013 and the first round of proposals were received August 2013 RFP Application Form Program Logic Model Fred Fields Scholarships To increase access to higher education and training OCF will award more than 1 million in scholarships to students pursuing technical certificates or associate degrees at one of Oregon s 17 community colleges Spring 2013 First group of applicants and first cohort selected Spring 2014 Second group of applicants and second cohort selected Please note Amounts per program are approximate Arts Initiatives OCF s new 12 5 million investment in Oregon arts and culture includes three strategies to create vibrant and accessible arts communities of all sizes throughout our state Studio to School To increase access to arts education for Oregon schoolchildren OCF will award 5 million over five years through the Studio to School initiative to provide multiyear support for 15 partnerships between community arts organizations and schools Learn more Creative Heights To support the creation and dissemination of innovative new works OCF will award 4 million over five years to arts and culture organizations through the Creative Heights initiative Learn more Small Arts Culture Grants To support Oregon s smallest arts and culture organizations OCF

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  • Economic Vitality
    Mid Willamette Valley received 20 000 for its H2 program which offers on the job training in construction trade skills to youth in the Salem area Impact NW received 22 000 for a program that prepares students at Franklin and Centennial high schools in Portland to pursue jobs in high growth industries Rogue Workforce Partnership of Medford received 36 000 to provide Jackson County students with job readiness skills and business related opportunities and to reduce high school dropout rates Investing in Quality Job Creation To drive quality job growth in Oregon the Foundation allocates a portion of its 1 66 billion in assets under management to venture capital investments Here is a timeline of OCF s investment in job creation Grants OEN Boot Camps September 2012 Gorge OEN s Accelerator Boot Camp was launched to aid growth oriented entrepreneurs in communities along the Columbia Gorge This eight week program was held at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles and supported an additional five startups In total 21 companies graduated from OEN boot camps In addition the camps recruited and trained 101 volunteer mentors coaches and content experts The estimated value of in kind volunteer contributions is 218 200 In light of these successes OCF approved an additional grant of 50 000 in February 2013 to fund a second series of OEN boot camps May 2012 The JeffersonU boot camp which took place in May 2012 at Medford s Higher Education Center supported the growth and development of five regional startups JeffersonU is a collaboration between Oregon Entrepreneurs Network Sustainable Valley Technology Group The Jefferson Grapevine and Southern Oregon University Small Business Development Center October 2011 OCF awarded a 75 000 grant to the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network to develop boot camp programs for entrepreneurs in Bend Medford and Hood River These programs offer mentorship coaching education and benchmark metrics to help regional entrepreneurs structure develop and launch new businesses The first OEN boot camp was held in Central Oregon through the Bend based accelerator FoundersPad formerly known as VentureBox This boot camp helped 11 companies to grow which in turn created 25 jobs and raised more than 625 000 in funding Rural Job Creation OCF understands the significant challenges faced by Oregonians who rely on our resource based economy We also know that philanthropy can play an important role in supporting the sustainable use of natural resources Therefore OCF makes grants for collaborative projects that create jobs while improving the health of natural resources Spring 2014 OCF awarded a 20 000 grant to the Western Juniper Utilization Group a project aiming to remove invasive Juniper trees from Central and Eastern Oregon and create a stronger market for the wood OCF will invest up to 150 000 over three years in Sustainable Northwest to provide technical assistance to groups working collaboratively on agreements to thin forests and protect Oregon s environment OCF will invest up to 300 000 over three years in Wallowa Resources Business Development In spring 2012 the

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  • Education
    in their critical role as children s first and most important teachers by helping communities expand access to proven programs and build stronger more coordinated parenting education services More than 10 000 parents have participated in best practice parenting education programs since 2010 With foundation partners OCF supports 14 regional parenting Hubs across Oregon Reach Out and Read This national evidence based program promotes child and family literacy during well child checkups The program trains medical providers to prescribe reading singing and talking with young children and every family receives an age appropriate book during each well child checkup OCF supports Oregon s efforts to expand the model across the state P 3 Alignment To foster school readiness and ensure greater consistency in early childhood learning environments OCF awarded grants to ten Oregon school districts that are implementing projects to build new connections with early childhood programs and families of young children The goal is to improve outcomes for children by creating opportunities for the adults in their lives to work more closely together and to share knowledge of a child s strengths and challenges P 3 Alignment Betty Gray Scholarships OCF believes every young child should have access to high quality child care and early learning programs provided by a well trained valued workforce Since 2003 with the launch of two scholarship programs named after Betty Gray professional development of the early care and learning workforce has been one of the Early Childhood Program s main priorities OCF assisted over 4 000 child care workers from 2003 to 2014 with the costs of education and training through scholarships at the Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education In addition during the same time period nearly 400 scholarship students achieved community college degrees or certificates in early childhood education through awards at nearly all community colleges in Oregon Out of School Time Initiative To increase student attendance and academic achievement OCF will award 5 million over five years to community based out of school time programs that offer academic support positive adult role models and parent engagement programming Projects focus on middle school students of color and rural and low income students K 12 Student Success Out of School Chalkboard Project OCF is a partner of Foundations for a Better Oregon FBO which was formed to better engage Oregon s philanthropic community in discussions about the challenges facing the state Since FBO was formed in 2003 efforts have been devoted solely to improving Oregon s K 12 public education system through an initiative it created called the Chalkboard Project Chalkboard aims to move Oregon s schools into the top ten of national rankings focusing on improving teacher and leader effectiveness Strategies from these efforts include the CLASS Project TeachOregon and the Distinguished Educators and Leaders Councils Chalkboard Project Creating a Culture of Education OCF is supporting two collective impact projects strive to connect entire communities and school systems that builds a culture of education to increase the

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  • News & Resources
    OCF Stories Research Explore OCF About Us By Region Staff Board of Directors Volunteers Financial Information Offices Careers News Resources News Media Publications OCF Stories Research Print Share News Resources The Oregon Community Foundation shares knowledge and resources that help donors advisors and nonprofits to strengthen philanthropy throughout Oregon We connect you with news and events in your community and the nonprofits that are working to address the issues you and your neighbors care about most Subscribe to our e Community newsletter Oregon Ranks in Top Ten in Volunteering and Civic Engagement This email already exist in database E Newsletter Please sign up for our e newsletter our quarterly update on what s going on at OCF and in your community Name Email Organization Business Name We will not share your e mail address or contact information with any other parties See our privacy policy for more information required You have subscribed 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 Future Donors Start a Fund Advised Funds Scholarship Funds Trusts Annuities Endowment Partners Give Grants Scholarships

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