The Portland Clinic Foundation: About Us

Advancing community wellness

Our Story

The Portland Clinic Foundation was created in 1963 after a long-serving clinic nurse 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 the strong leadership of our board and staff.

Our Mission

Through evidence-informed, results-oriented philanthropy, 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 frontline services provision.

Learn about our values and commitment to equity >

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 help us to build healthy communities throughout greater Portland. Donate now >

Growing Gardens: 2018 grant recipient
Growing Gardens: grant recipient

Our Grants

Each year, The Portland Clinic Foundation gives out thousands of dollars in unrestricted grants to impactful nonprofits across the greater Portland area (Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties). Past grantees have ranged from Sexual Assault Resource Center, and the Coalition of Communities of Color, to the Shadow Project (which provides assisted learning technologies to at-risk students), Bienestar (which provides affordable housing and advocacy for low-income farmworkers), Growing Gardens (which provides nutrition education and garden space to low-income communities and communities of color), and many other remarkable organizations.

The Portland Clinic Foundation’s board and donors are proud of the diversity and impact of the organizations that we support. We look forward to working with them and with future grantees to strengthen Portland’s communities and to advance community wellness.

See our 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 grant recipients.

“Funding from The Portland Clinic Foundation supports our commitment to holistic community wellness. The Portland Clinic Foundation’s flexible, general support funding alllows us to invest in the community’s priorities and to adapt our plans to meet their evolving needs. We are proud to be a three-time recipient of The Portland Clinic Foundation grants, and are thrilled that the foundation has chosen to be an example of what responsive, community-focused funding looks like. Thank you!”

–Voz: Workers’ Rights Education Project

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Community Warehouse: 2017 grant recipient
Community Warehouse: 2017 grant recipient

Contact Us

The Portland Clinic Foundation
800 SW 13th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Portland, OR 97205
[email protected]
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