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June 25, 2021
10:00am to 11:00am

How prevalent are white nationalist groups in the Northwest? The racist fringe subculture that led the U.S. capitol insurrection on January 6, 2021 is part of a larger movement. Its “alt-right” coalition is shaping the public narrative on national policies, endangering community cohesion and...

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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...

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September 2020 | Philanthropy Northwest

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. 

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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. 

October 2018 | Philanthropy Northwest

Ballot initiatives provide voters with some information on proposed initiatives, but not all of them provide a full explanation, offer pro/con arguments or include a fiscal note. What is the role of the state in providing clear, unbiased information such that voters can make an informed decision...

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April 28, 2017
All day
Seattle, WA

Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) will share progress on the Generation Indigenous national work, feature story presentations of Native youth, and discuss cross-sector alignment and goals on funding and programmatic outcomes. This program is for funders committed to communities in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.

April 12, 2017
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Audio Call Only

Join us for perspectives and Q&A from state Humanities and Arts organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. Learn how and where federal dollars flow to states, the impact on local communities if this funding source is eliminated and advocacy efforts to date.