The Portland Clinic Foundation
Advancing community wellness
Advancing community wellness
At The Portland Clinic, community wellness is at the heart of our work. While we have been keeping Portlanders well for almost 100 years, keeping greater Portland well often means going beyond medicine. The Portland Clinic Foundation was created to do just that.
Through evidence-driven, results-oriented philanthropy, The Portland Clinic Foundation supports nonprofits that improve community wellness and advance the social determinants of good health—whether it’s early-childhood education research, an environmental clean-up initiative, a social justice organization, domestic violence prevention, a mobile low-income dental clinic or a groundbreaking local theater production.
We are funded through the generosity of The Portland Clinic and through individuals like you: friends, family, colleagues, doctors, patients and members of the greater Portland community who want to participate in cutting-edge philanthropic initiatives. By combining community contributions with The Portland Clinic Foundation’s in-depth research and careful analysis, we leverage your generosity for maximum benefit to local nonprofits. Our expenses are generously paid by The Portland Clinic, which means that 100 percent of your contribution goes to support Portland’s communities in need.
Our Foundation is currently small but mighty: we have a powerful mission, a world-class grantmaking model, and a wealth of expertise and passion in our corner. But we want to help even more people than we can currently reach, and to do so, we need your support. Please consider donating to The Portland Clinic Foundation, and join us in our work to build healthy communities throughout greater Portland. Learn more at How To Contribute.
In June of 2017, The Portland Clinic Foundation announced its first public round of grantees, giving sixteen amazing nonprofits a grand total of $30,000. Our inaugural grantees include the Sexual Assault Resource Center and the Coalition of Communities of Color, to the Shadow Project (which provides assisted learning technologies to at-risk students) and Growing Gardens (which provides nutrition education and garden space to low-income communities and communities of color).
The Portland Clinic’s Foundation’s board and donors are proud of the diversity and impact of the organizations that we are supporting. We look forward to working with them and with future grantees to strengthen Portland’s communities and to advance community wellness.
The Portland Clinic Foundation was created in 1963 after a grateful patient left The Portland Clinic a generous bequest. Quiet for decades, the Foundation was reawakened in 2015 to reflect the generosity of The Portland Clinic providers and patients. Now, the Foundation is vital, thriving and growing, thanks to our expanding community of supporters and to the strong leadership of our board and staff.
We recently received notice that the Solar Eclipse Glasses that our Ophthalmology department has been distributing to (eye) patients 7/25/17 - 8/11/17 have been recalled due to ISO certification uncertainty. Even though the glasses indicate ISO 12312-2 certified, we have not received confirmation from the supplier that our order was sourced from a recommended manufacturer. We are strongly advising that you discard and do not use the solar glasses if you picked them up from our Ophthalmology departments located at our Beaverton, Downtown and South offices and use glasses that have been supplied from a reputable vendor to ensure the utmost viewing safety. (Note: the Solar Eclipse glasses distributed through our pediatric department are confirmed to be ISO certified).