Features

Jul 1, 2019

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.

Jul 1, 2019

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.

Jul 1, 2019

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.

Jul 1, 2019

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.

Jul 1, 2019

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.

Jun 3, 2019

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.

Jun 3, 2019

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.

Jun 3, 2019

Managing Dedication

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.

Jun 3, 2019

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. 

May 6, 2019

Getting Their Internal House in Order: A Day of Conversation Prepares Clergy to Help Congregants Face End of Life Issues

While 90 percent of Americans think having conversations about what it means to live well until the very end are important, most of us don’t know how to begin them—or wait too long, which can be too late.