Find out how your nonprofit organization can apply for a grant
The Portland Clinic Foundation is a new, regional grantmaker that seeks to partner with nonprofits across Washington, Multnomah and Clackamas counties. Through evidence-driven, results-oriented philanthropy, The Portland Clinic Foundation will support nonprofit organizations that improve community wellness and advance the social determinants of good health—whether via a clean water program, domestic violence prevention, a literacy initiative, a groundbreaking local theater company or any other program or organization that helps create and sustain healthy communities.
At The Portland Clinic Foundation, we know that you—the nonprofits working on the front line to meet some of our greatest societal needs—are the experts. You know your communities, and your needs, better than we do. We also know that your success should be determined by your impact, not by your capacity to fill out complicated forms. That’s why we keep our grant application straightforward, our grantmaking priorities broad, our reporting requirements simple, and our funding unrestricted.* In 2017, 84 percent of our grant applicants said that our application was “easy” or “fairly easy,” which means that nonprofits can spend less time doing paperwork, and more time doing good work.
“This has been the most user-friendly grant we have ever worked with. Thank you.” –TPC Foundation 2017 grant applicant
Children at the Raphael House
The Portland Clinic Foundation is new to the funding scene and wants to learn from you—the nonprofit community—about where our funds are most needed. Because of this, we are currently leaving our grantmaking priorities broad and cross sector. Any Multnomah, Washington, or Clackamas County 501(c)(3) organization that advances community wellness, satisfies the standards of Our Commitment to Equity and meets the terms of our grant restrictions (below) is welcome to apply.
For us, community wellness goes beyond physical health. We support organizations that address:
Our grants are unrestricted and can go to support general operating, capital improvements, capacity building, programs/projects or various other needs. We cannot fund endowments or events; additional restrictions are listed below.
Once you have reviewed eligibility requirements and restrictions (above), please follow our submission process:
NOTE: If you lack any of these documents, please reach out to us–we may be able to waive certain requirements.
If you have any questions or problems, please reach out to email@example.com, or call Foundation Executive Director Kris Anderson at 503.221.0161 x2154. (Please note: Kris is not in the office full time; responses may be delayed.)
Raphael House, 2017 grant recipient