Starting Up Change
By helping fund entrepreneurs and activists dedicated to finding new ways to organize, mobilize, tell stories, and change hearts and minds, New Media Ventures ensures a pipeline of activists who are well-supported and able to solve the most current and pressing problems we face.
Arts as social change: The Fields Artist Fellowship
The Fields Artist Fellowship is a first for Oregon Community Foundation and new territory for philanthropy in general. This is the very definition of community engagement and collaboration – a perspective embraced at Oregon Community Foundation.
The Business Side of Practice
Artists are at the core of the community ecosystem. Without artists in these neighborhoods, these ecosystems will falter. The work of The Clark Hulings Fund is giving these artists that anchor to remain in their communities, to create these ecosystems, to become magnets of economic development and to remain in place.
Inspiring Action Through Art
Art leads to awareness, and awareness plants the seed of responsibility. Philanthropy is the process by which the seed grows and bears fruit. Together, art and philanthropy can inspire action.
Telling the Story of Foster Care
Empty Frames Initiative empowers orphaned and vulnerable youth as they transition out of state care systems, affirming that those they serve matter, their stories matter, and they are worthy of remembrance.
Applying Tech World Model to Music
National Sawdust utilizes the tech world’s incubation model through paying artists to experiment; giving them the space to play, develop, and grow new works; establish bonds with other artists and mentors; and provides a myriad of opportunities for residents’ unique and essential voices to be shared with local and global communities.
Honoring a Life Well-Lived
When the face of the average person changes, so too must our memorialization practices. That’s what the Funeral Service Foundation has learned in over 70 years of service, that in order to honor a life well lived, funeral service professionals must reflect who it is they serve.
Saving Money to Achieve Your Mission
PowerOptions offers the best energy supply arrangements available in the market today. It’s a reciprocal arrangement—the greater the number of their members, the larger PowerOptions’ leverage in the market, which allows nonprofits to direct resources toward their own important missions.
The Guardians of the National Cemetery coordinate their volunteers not only based on organization needs; they consider what skills and desires brings their volunteers to the cause.
Shop, Get Rebates, Grow the Economy
Loyalty shopping and rewards programs come and go in many cities but Shop Newark is slowly proving that it can provide equitable solutions with real rebates where people can begin to see a bit of relief on their property taxes or utilities.