Trends 2014: Oregon

Higher education funding was down 35%

Grantmaking was down 20% in 2012, which was mostly due to a $21 million decline in support for higher education and $13.5 million decline in support for human services. The James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation had the greatest impact on the education numbers: in 2010 it granted $27 million to colleges and universities, but discontinued funding commitments to higher education in 2012. several one-time capital grants to youth development in 2010 totaling $16 million drove the decrease in human services funding. Despite this overall decline, several funders increased their grantmaking in 2012. The Maybelle Clark MacDonald Fund increased its giving by 216% ($11 million) and M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust by 34% ($3 million). The environmental/animal-related sector was the only one to experience an increase in funding—17% ($2.6 million). Most of these gains benefited environmental and animal-related advocacy, policy analysis, education and support services.

Total giving by 101 organizations: $202,912,819
Median grant: $5,850
Number of grants: 7,139
Change in giving from 2010: -20%
 

Top 10 Grantmakers to Oregon, 2012

  1. The Oregon Community Foundation (OR)
  2. Meyer Memorial Trust (OR)
  3. Ann and Bill Swindells Charitable Trust (OR)
  4. Maybelle Clark MacDonald Fund (OR)
  5. M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust (WA)
  6. The Ford Family Foundation (OR)
  7. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (WA)
  8. The Collins Foundation (OR)
  9. Intel Corporation (OR)
  10. National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (DC)

Giving to Oregon by Subject Area & Subcategory

Subject & Subcategory  Total Grants  % of Subject Area & Total
Arts  $          20,749,865 10.23%
Arts & Culture  $             1,257,301 6.06%
Arts Education  $             1,684,077 8.12%
Arts Support & Services  $                105,790 0.51%
Historical Societies & Historical Preservation  $                946,203 4.56%
Humanities  $                432,505 2.08%
Media & Communications  $             1,525,438 7.35%
Museums  $             4,947,415 23.84%
Performing Arts  $             9,267,257 44.66%
Visual Arts  $                583,879 2.81%
Education  $          60,937,644 30.03%
Adult Education  $                433,919 0.71%
Alliances, Advocacy & Policy Analysis  $             4,335,832 7.12%
Colleges & Universities, Graduate & Professional Schools  $          41,270,700 67.73%
Early Childhood Education  $             2,034,604 3.34%
Education Support & Services  $             2,576,081 4.23%
Elementary & Secondary Schools  $             7,763,001 12.74%
Libraries  $                831,600 1.36%
Special Education  $                150,652 0.25%
Two-Year Colleges, Vocational & Technical Schools  $             1,541,255 2.53%
Environment/Animal-Related  $          19,977,247 9.84%
Alliances, Advocacy & Policy Analysis  $             1,936,323 9.69%
Animal Protection & Welfare  $                290,381 1.45%
Botanical Gardens, Arboreta, Horticulture  $             1,330,646 6.66%
Climate Change  $                725,616 3.63%
Environment & Animal Support  $             1,078,759 5.40%
Environmental Education  $                948,452 4.75%
Pollution Abatement & Control, Recycling  $                416,666 2.09%
Sustainable Urban or Rural Economic Development  $             1,864,042 9.33%
Wildlife & Natural Resource Protection & Conservation  $          11,166,329 55.90%
Zoos & Aquariums  $                220,033 1.10%
Health  $          20,900,444 10.30%
Ambulatory & Primary Health Care  $             4,563,559 21.83%
Cancer Treatment, Support & Research  $                414,151 1.98%
General Health Support & Financing  $                570,556 2.73%
Hospitals & Health Systems  $             4,753,677 22.74%
Medical Research  $                   44,800 0.21%
Mental Health & Crisis Intervention  $             6,968,955 33.34%
Nursing  $                   20,245 0.10%
Public Health  $             2,147,776 10.28%
Rehabilitative Care  $                196,290 0.94%
Reproductive Health Care  $                132,215 0.63%
Specific Diseases (Treatment & Prevention)  $             1,088,220 5.21%
Human Services  $          46,458,184 22.89%
Centers  $             2,061,222 4.44%
Children & Youth Services  $             5,954,774 12.82%
Crime, Justice & Legal Services  $             3,298,724 7.10%
Emergency Assistance  $                589,787 1.27%
Employment/Jobs  $             1,895,355 4.08%
Family Services  $             4,474,169 9.63%
Food, Agriculture & Nutrition  $             4,307,138 9.27%
Housing & Shelter  $             2,972,058 6.40%
Human Services Support  $                592,725 1.28%
Multipurpose  $             7,521,633 16.19%
Personal Social Services  $                563,062 1.21%
Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness & Relief  $                598,175 1.29%
Recreation & Sports  $             2,503,815 5.39%
Residential Care & Adult Day Programs  $                377,958 0.81%
Youth Development  $             8,747,589 18.83%
International  $             5,336,218 2.63%
Foreign Affairs & National Security  $                109,500 2.05%
Human Rights  $                     1,500 0.03%
International Development  $             4,468,824 83.75%
International Health  $                596,021 11.17%
International Relief   $                110,844 2.08%
International, Foreign Affairs & National Security  $                   20,000 0.37%
Promotion of International Understanding  $                   29,530 0.55%
Public & Societal Benefit  $          25,340,812 12.49%
Alliances, Advocacy & Policy Analysis  $                   20,000 0.08%
Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy  $             1,114,978 4.40%
Community Improvement & Capacity Building  $             2,062,723 8.14%
Economic Development  $             6,370,146 25.14%
Financial Institutions  $                   71,000 0.28%
Government & Public Administration  $             1,683,056 6.64%
Leadership Development   $                127,330 0.50%
Military & Veterans Organizations  $                149,385 0.59%
Nonprofit Management  $             1,232,565 4.86%
Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations  $          10,644,408 42.01%
Public & Societal Benefit  $                   95,365 0.38%
Public Policy Research   $                538,000 2.12%
Science & Technology  $                164,925 0.65%
Social Science  $                304,151 1.20%
Voter Education  $                762,780 3.01%
Religion  $             3,012,279 1.48%
Buddhism  $                     8,901 0.30%
Christianity  $             2,795,814 92.81%
Hinduism  $                     3,730 0.12%
Interfaith Coalitions  $                   57,168 1.90%
Islam  $                     7,510 0.25%
Judaism  $                139,156 4.62%
Unknown  $                209,125 0.10%
Unknown  $                209,125  
Total   $        202,921,818