Community wellness through equity
1. The Foundation believes in using our resources to improve community wellness. Advancing community wellness includes:
2. The Foundation believes in the importance of understanding the complex elements of community wellness, and that only by diligently and humbly gaining that understanding will the Foundation be able to commit to the equitable, creative, and bold application of resources.
3. The Foundation believes in partnerships to foster coordinated efforts between the Foundation and community partners.
4. The Foundation believes in acting strategically, targeting our time, talents and resources according to capacity for results and utilizing research and evaluative data to produce better outcomes.
Coalition of Communities of Color workshop
In order for a community to be truly healthy, all members of that community must have fair and equitable access to community benefits and services, live without fear of bigotry and prejudice, and experience full representation and participation in its activities and governance. The Portland Clinic Foundation is committed to making greater Portland’s communities healthier—and thus more equitable. We pledge that our grantmaking will consider increased equity—both in terms of the communities we serve and the missions of the organizations with whom we partner—as a primary goal and an essential component of our mission to advance community wellness.
To ensure that our actions reflect our intentions, we resolve to:
These strategies place our Foundation at the leading edge of philanthropic institutions. Our evidence-informed, best-practice guided strategy should result in highly impactful grantmaking.
North by Northeast Community Center
2017 and 2018 grant recipient