The Portland Clinic Foundation: About Us

Advancing community wellness


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 equity advocacy, domestic violence prevention, or a groundbreaking local theater production.

Learn about our values and commitment to equity >


We are funded through the generosity of The Portland Clinic and 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 in-depth research and careful analysis, 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 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. Donate now >


Growing Gardens: 2018 grant recipient




In June of 2017, The Portland Clinic Foundation announced its first public round of grantees, giving sixteen remarkable nonprofits a total of $30,000. Our inaugural grantees include the Sexual Assault Resource Center, the Coalition of Communities of Color, the Shadow Project (which provides assisted learning technologies to at-risk students), Growing Gardens (which provides nutrition education and garden space to low-income communities and communities of color), and several other impressive 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 recipients >

“Having a bed to rest upon is the most significant resource that we can provide, as it not only provides rest but also a sense of hope and dignity to refugees, many of whom have spent many months–sometimes years–without their own proper bed to sleep in. With the support of The Portland Clinic Foundation, we were able to supply ten new beds!”

–Refugee Resettlement Services, Catholic Charities, which provides assistance to and advocacy for refugees and asylum seekers of all faiths and from all over the world who arrive in Oregon seeking safety

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Community Warehouse,
2017 grant recipient

Contact Us

The Portland Clinic Foundation
1221 SW Yamhill St., Ste. 400
Portland, OR 97205
503-221-0161, x2154


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