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November 1, 2025 to November 2, 2025
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February 2021 |

As 2020 presented extraordinary challenges to communities around the world, we witnessed incredible resilience and ingenuity across nonprofit organizations here in the Northwest as they bravely served their communities. At Bank of America, we focus on fostering economic mobility in the...

The young women discuss what other food to put into the paper bag at the food drive.
December 2020 |

This case study report identifies untapped areas for co-investment in regional food economies in Oregon and Washington, then outlines a combination of grantmaking and investment strategies for transformational impact. A final chapter published in 2020, describes how CFFP’s founding members joined forces in 2018 to make a substantial grant that allowed Craft3, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) serving Washington and Oregon, to establish a lending source for sustainable food and farm businesses.

Cover image for Case Study: Cascadia Foodshed Financing Project (CFFP) and Final Chapter
September 2020 |

Oregon was underprepared to ensure a complete count in the 2020 Census. An undercount could reduce funding and representation for hard-to-count populations like rural communities and people of color, as well as put a projected additional congressional seat in jeopardy. The United Way of the Columbia-Willamette and the Northwest Health Foundation, along with 15 other funders, created the Census Equity Funders Committee of Oregon (CEFCO) in 2018. They pitched in funding for census work and convinced the State of Oregon and City of Portland to pool resources into their single campaign, which totaled nearly $10 million. This Oregon Bright Spot details the story of this partnership that, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, led to achieving a self-response participation rate in the 2020 Census that approximately matched the previous census. 

Cover image of Oregon Bright Spot Partnership for an Accurate Census Count
January 30, 2020
9:00am to 4:00pm
Portland, OR

Join us in Portland, OR in partnership with Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington, for our signature training Grantmaking with an Equity Lens. This day-long training prepares you to bring equitable practices more deeply into your grantmaking process. 

November 2019 | Philanthropy Northwest

Trends in Northwest Giving began as a project of Philanthropy Northwest in 2002 and has been published every two years as an aggregation and analysis of grantmaking trends that shape our region — Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. The Trends in Northwest Giving 2019 report focuses on the most recent data available, through fiscal year 2016, and includes a combination of information from our membership network, Form 990s and intermediaries.

Image of Trends in NW Giving report cover with a spiral of rocks in water
May 2019 |

In an area with great natural beauty and land resources like the Pacific Northwest, it’s important to preserve the landscapes that make it special. That’s the idea behind the Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative, a new partnership between the Idaho Community Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, Seattle Foundation and the Land Trust Alliance. The initiative is launched with the support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and will permanently protect thousands of acres of natural lands in Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

Land Trust Alliance picture of river and hills