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  • Donor Education Opportunities
    coming in June You Make it Possible October 20 To express our gratitude please join us for refreshment and conversation Registration coming this summer Monday with Max November 7 9 30 a m 10 00 a m OCF President CEO Max Williams will share the state of the foundation and future projects and priorities via webinar and telephone Registration coming this summer Monday With Max A Live Audio Broadcast November 16 2015 OCF President CEO Max Williams shared the state of the foundation and future projects and priorities via webinar and telephone A full recording of the webinar can be viewed here Ready to Learn Ready for College October 28 2015 OCF s Education Programs focus on investments in early childhood the K 12 system and access to post secondary education and training the places where we have the greatest leverage OCF donors volunteers and friends heard from three of OCF grant recipients who are working to close the achievement gap and to support families Women Give Creating Impact with Money October 6 2015 A convening of women to explore charitable impact Central Oregon Latino Partnership Social Formanda Puentes Building Bridges September 22 2015 OCF celebrated our Central Oregon Latino Partnership Program and the Latino community business and nonprofit partners we work with During our Conexiones activity participants will had an opportunity to learn how local nonprofits are supporting Latinos in Central Oregon They listened to Roberto Franco Director of OCF s Latino Partnership Program speak saw a Community Leader Award Presentation and networked with a variety of stakeholders OCF s Investment Program September 17 2015 Stewardship of our donors charitable funds is one of our most important responsibilities Donors learned more about the strategy that has guided the growth of the endowment Guest speaker Nita Patel Managing Director at Cambridge Associates Menlo Park office and Elizabeth Carey Vice President and Chief Financial Officer OCF Finance Investments spoke HJ Andrews Experimental Forest Tour September 10 2015 At the H J Andrews Experimental Forest in the Cascades 40 miles east of Eugene research scientists have established experiments to observe processes such as log decomposition watershed hydrology and forest succession on time horizons spanning many decades even centuries The original work on old growth and northern spotted owls took place here in the 1970s For the past twelve years the Long Term Ecological Reflections program has brought creative writers to the Andrews Forest where they interact with ecologists observe the forest and record their own reflections in a humanities program designed to last 200 years Through the residency program for individual writers and also special gatherings of small groups combined with larger public performances the Reflections program is designed to bridge the worlds of scientists creative writers and others from the arts and humanities and to share their combined insights with one another and the public Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center Tour August 6 2015 OCF donors attended a tour of Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center Healing Reins mission is to heal

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/donors/advised-funds/donor-education (2016-05-01)
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  • "Check Out OCF": Simple Words to Promote Philanthropy
    Words to Promote Philanthropy Check Out OCF Simple Words to Promote Philanthropy 9 6 2013 Press Release For several years Tim and Jo Ann McQueary OCF donors and volunteers encouraged a friend to learn about OCF Eventually their friend attended a local OCF reception and heard about the Foundation s Community Grants Program and other board directed programs and initiatives After the event he contacted an OCF charitable gift planner and asked for information on how to leave a bequest in his will He wanted to support the programs that our board feels are most important programs he heard about at the outreach event They worked together in conjunction with his estate planning attorney to create a testamentary discretionary fund that will leave unrestricted monies to OCF through a simple bequest The donor feels good about trusting OCF to permanently steward his fund to make grants where they are needed most Thanks to Tim and Jo Ann McQueary for making the connection to OCF Do you know someone who is working on their estate plan Encourage them to check in with a charitable gift planner for options Southern Willamette Valley Find Your OCF Office Contact Us Metropolitan Portland Central Oregon

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/news-resources/press-releases/current/simple-words-to-promote-philanthropy (2016-05-01)
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  • Community 101
    engagement into the curriculum Benefit from a program that can be used to help students meet Oregon s expanded requirements for graduation Learn an innovative way for teachers to work with students elevating teachers to the role of mentor as students assume responsibility for their own learning May benefit from grants of up to 1 000 that participating students can award to their own schools Sponsors Leverage charitable giving by educating the next generation of philanthropists while still supporting their local communities Engage in a unique collaboration with other foundations businesses schools and nonprofit organizations Develop connections with potential future employees Nonprofits Acquire needed funding for programs Develop relationships with students who are future donors volunteers and employees Increase their visibility through media releases and connections with other nonprofits Communities Benefit from increased publicity about local issues Experience growth in youth leadership and involvement C101 Statistics 2012 2013 Approximately 1 300 students from 62 Oregon schools 60 high schools one middle school and one elementary school awarded more than 310 000 to nonprofits provided 9 800 hours of community service and raised 8 450 2013 2014 Approximately 1 140 students from 51 Oregon schools awarded more than 265 000 to nonprofits provided more than 5 430 hours of community service and raised more than 12 000 2014 2015 Approximately 1 100 students from 48 Oregon schools awarded more than 265 000 to nonprofits provided 8 191 hours of community service and raised 24 930 Grants awarded in 2014 2015 fell into the following categories C101 Resources A Framework of Best Practices in Youth Philanthropy PDF The Kellogg Foundation shares lessons learned from youth philanthropy programs they have funded Leadership Volunteerism Giving A Longitudinal Study of Youth Grantmakers 1993 2003 PDF This 10 year longitudinal study conducted by Karen Tice Ph D is a cornerstone of evaluation on youth philanthropy National Youth Advisory Council is a team of young leaders aged 14 to 21 who are recognized for their dedication to promoting youth leadership service learning youth adult partnerships and diversity Learning to Give is a grassroots teacher led effort to infuse curricula with academic content about philanthropy and the service learning process National Service Learning Clearinghouse supports the service learning community kindergarten through grade 12 and others interested in strengthening schools and communities through service learning techniques and methodologies Click on Resources to find a variety of support materials Participatory Evaluation with Young People PDF This workbook helps young people to develop knowledge for action through program evaluation community assessment policy analysis and other studies The Foundation Center Founded in 1956 The Foundation Center is the nation s leading authority on philanthropy Its mission is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U S philanthropy WINGS Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support is a global network comprising more than 100 membership associations and support organizations that serve grantmakers Youth Grantmakers This site which focuses on youth advisory committees YACs is part of the Michigan Community Foundation s YOUTH Project

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/ocf-initiatives/civic-engagement/community-101 (2016-05-01)
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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?tab=3 (2016-05-01)
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  • Volunteers
    Jim Seeley John Sweet Dale Thomas Jayson Wartnik John W Whitty Southern Oregon Leadership Council Sue Naumes chair Cece Amuchastegui Susan Cain Elizabeth Crossman Alice Dinsdale Eric Foster Lyn Hennion Hyla Lipson Kate Marquez Melissa Maxwell Steve Roe Patsy Smullin Roger Stokes William Thorndike Jr Terry Wagstaff James Walls Josh Welch Mark Wisnovsky Charles Womer Heidi Wright Southern Willamette Valley Leadership Council Sabrina Parsons chair Michael Coughlin Anita Cox Jane Kammerzelt Kelly Leonard George Letchworth Julie Manning Roger McCorkle Jo Ann McQueary Gretchen Pierce Kathryn Porter Ian Richardson Jon Ruiz Marty Smith Mary Jo Wade Grant Evaluators Grant evaluators conduct thorough assessments of grant applications providing objective thoughtful and relevant information for a multi faceted decision making process that is guided by the foundation s funding objectives and responsive to community needs Grant evaluators provide insight into their area s nonprofits and bring their unique understanding of local communities to the review process Grant Evaluator Responsibilities Thoroughly read and analyze applications conduct fact finding investigations that often include in person visits with applicants research community issues and best practices produce verbal and written reports and analyses for OCF staff members committees and board members and maintain familiarity with OCF s grant guidelines and review practices If needed evaluators conduct follow up reviews to assess the outcome of grants after the grant period ends Evaluators operate in regional teams with support from each other and OCF staff Grant Evaluator Qualifications An understanding of diverse and complex community needs charitable activities and the nonprofit sector ability to analyze and compare grant applications impartially ability to communicate concisely both orally and in writing ability to conduct conscientious grant investigations ability to exercise discretion with confidential information experience as a nonprofit staff or board member aptitude with email and word processing software and ability to represent OCF with integrity Qualities sought curiosity openness willingness to learn nonjudgmental intercultural skills and respect and interest in problem solving and innovation OCF typically does not place evaluators who are professional grant writers development professionals or employed by nonprofits Time Committment Grant evaluators make a minimum commitment to serve for two years The work is seasonal focused on the foundation s spring and fall funding cycles for Community Grants For most evaluators a typical cycle requires about 16 20 hours plus travel spread over three to four weeks 1 Ongoing training foundation updates plus assignment of applications 2 hours 2 Investigation of and writing reports on three grant applications 9 12 hours 3 Attend report out meetings to discuss findings with regional team 3 hours 4 Finalize grant application assessments and send to OCF staff 1 hour 5 Potentially follow up on grant applications to address further questions 1 2 hours For the Community Grants Program the first four are completed in three to four weeks each February March and August September Volunteers must have the flexibility to conduct some activities during working hours such as site visits to applicant agencies investigative phone calls and travel to and

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/explore-ocf/volunteers?tab=2 (2016-05-01)
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  • ASPIRE
    who need encouragement information and technical assistance to reach their post high school goals ASPIRE mentors work one on one with students throughout the year providing them with information about college options admissions and financial aid Starting with just four pilot schools in 1998 ASPIRE today involves 115 schools engages more than 1 000 volunteers and reaches more than 11 000 students from all walks of life ASPIRE Students The program is there for all students It welcomes and encourages any student who believes he or she can benefit from the attention of an ASPIRE advisor ASPIRE Advisors ASPIRE Advisors have a wide range of backgrounds and interests Many volunteers are parents or guardians of students at the ASPIRE school Some are professionals some are the first in their family to attend college and others are retired community members It is not necessary to have attended college to serve as an effective ASPIRE volunteer ASPIRE Schools The program is administered by the Oregon Student Assistance Commission High schools compete for ASPIRE assistance inclusion criteria include regional and demographic diversity and the school s commitment to recruiting and supporting volunteers as student advisors and mentors ASPIRE applications are available year round

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/ocf-initiatives/education/aspire (2016-05-01)
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  • Latino Partnership Program
    consistent with OCF priorities Strengthen Latino engagement in and influence on social and economic issues that affect their lives and communities Forge ties between Latino and non Latino communities and individuals Regional Priorities Northern Willamette Valley After more than a decade of supporting small and emerging organizations in the region become stronger the Northern Willamette Valley LPP now works with young Latino professionals to create networking opportunities and enhance their skills for community engagement and participation The program is also exploring partnership opportunities with area s large employers of Latino workforce and community organizations to increase employment skills and professional development for Latino workers Southern Oregon The Southern Oregon LPP intends to create and work with educational programs and projects committed to providing a meaningful cross cultural service learning experience for Southern Oregon Projects could include local leadership programs in partnership with a local higher education institution involvement in and access to higher education opportunities for Latino youth and community events that create networking and community bridge opportunities Central Oregon LPP members have focused on increasing opportunities for Latino high school youth in collaboration with Oregon Leadership Institute Redmond School District and Central Oregon Community College Umatilla and East Morrow Counties A collaboration with OCF s Eastern Oregon Regional Action Initiative Funding Opportunities The Latino Partnership Program is not a stand alone grant program Organizations interested in helping advance the LPP objectives in education leadership development and community bridges are encouraged to apply for funds through our Community Grants and Education Programs or other funding opportunities as they are announced The goals of LPP are incorporated into these grant programs OCF will fund eligible and qualified culturally specific organizations and organizations with a history of successful delivery of programs to diverse constituents If you are serving Latinos in Jackson Josephine Klamath or Lake Counties you maybe be eligible for a small grant Please read the application information document here and the application form here The LPP program focus areas do not address all of the challenges and issues facing the Latino community and the need for resources to respond to them Organizations and communities working on other areas of need for the Latino community are encouraged to work with OCF and apply for funding The LPP offers information and assistance to Latin run or Latino focused organizations wishing to learn more about the interplay between the LPP focus areas and the overall work of OCF The OCF staff is available to speak with organizations about their goals and how they might fit with the Foundation s Helping build organizational capacity has been at the center of the LPP program since its inception in particular for small and emerging organizations The regional LPPs in the Northern Willamette Valley Central and Southern Oregon provide and facilitate access to technical assistance and training opportunities The programs also offer limited funds for consulting as well as for program grants to emerging organizations that do not have the capacity to seek competitive grants from OCF

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/ocf-initiatives/civic-engagement/latino-partnership (2016-05-01)
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  • Portland
    6846 vCard Nicci Ferguson Fund Services Associate Finance and Fund Services 503 227 6846 vCard Roberto Franco Latino Partnership Program Director Grants Programs 503 227 6846 vCard Art Frank Director of Technology Services Executive 503 227 6846 vCard Melissa Freeman Director of Strategic Projects Executive 503 227 6846 vCard Melissa Hansen Program Officer Portland Metro Grants Programs 503 227 6846 vCard Joel Harmon Administrative Assistant Executive 503 227 68 46 vCard Alisa Hayes Donor Relations Officer Donor Relations 503 227 6846 vCard Sarah Hench Donor Relations Assistant Donor Relations 503 227 6846 vCard Danae Hutson Lipinski Program Associate for Grants Grants Programs 503 227 6846 vCard Comet James Donor Relations Associate Donor Relations 503 227 6846 vCard Gina Kaplan Executive Assistant and Board Relations Manager Executive 503 227 6846 vCard Kirsten Kilchenstein Sr Donor Relations Officer Donor Relations 503 227 6846 vCard Holly Kipp Researcher Research 503 227 6846 vCard Ray Klinke Associate Vice President for Finance Fund Services Finance and Fund Services 503 227 6846 vCard Michael Knackstedt Donor Relations Associate Donor Relations 503 227 6846 vCard Chey Kuzma Donor Relations Associate Donor Relations 503 227 6846 vCard Kim Leonard Senior Evaluation Officer Research 503 227 6846 vCard Mary Louise McClintock Director of Education Programs Grants Programs 503 227 6846 vCard Rocio Perez Administrative Assistant for Grants Programs Grants Programs 503 227 6846 vCard Heather Pruess Associate Donor Relations Officer Donor Relations 503 227 6846 vCard Matt Quince Database Manager Executive 503 227 6846 vCard Amy Reaney Fund Services Officer for Supporting Organizations and Trusts Finance and Fund Services 503 227 6846 vCard John Robinson Technology Services Associate Executive 503 227 6846 vCard Molly Roman Special Projects Coordinator Executive 503 227 6846 vCard Jan Royse Accounting Associate Finance and Fund Services 503 227 6846 vCard Caitlin Ruffenach Researcher Research

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/explore-ocf/locations/portland (2016-05-01)
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