The Portland Clinic Foundation

Advancing community wellness

Advancing Community Wellness

At The Portland Clinic, wellness is at the heart of our work. While we have been keeping Portlanders well for a century, keeping our greater Portland community well often means going beyond medicine. The Portland Clinic Foundation was created to do just that. Donate now >

Our Mission

Through evidence-informed, results-oriented grantmaking, The Portland Clinic Foundation supports nonprofits that improve community wellness and advance the social determinants of good health—whether through early-childhood education, environmental clean-up, racial justice advocacy, domestic violence prevention, or a frontline services provision.

Since our first annual grantmaking cycle in 2017, the foundation has given hundreds of thousands of dollars in unrestricted grants to nonprofit organizations working to fill greater Portland’s most urgent needs.

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North by Northeast Community Health Center

North by Northeast Community Health Center


Our Model

We are an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is funded through individuals like you: friends, family, colleagues, doctors, patients, and community members who want to engage in cutting-edge philanthropy. By combining community contributions with The Portland Clinic Foundation’s rigorously-evaluated grantmaking, we leverage your generosity for maximum benefit to local nonprofits. Our expenses are paid by The Portland Clinic, which means that 100 percent of your contribution goes straight back into our communities. 

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“The foundation has a set of values I really identify with… Those values perpetuate the whole goal of addressing social, cultural, environmental, and economic needs that impact people’s lives. The resources provided by The Portland Clinic Foundation to achieve that goal will help build a stronger community..”

–Doug Capps, patient and board member

Interested in learning more about The Portland Clinic Foundation? Check out our most recent annual report.

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