The Portland Clinic Foundation accelerates to 33% growth in 2019 grants

The $60,000 granted this year is twice what the foundation granted in its first year

In its third year of accepting public grant applications, The Portland Clinic Foundation announced today it has awarded $60,000 in unrestricted grants to 28 local nonprofit organizations in the Portland metropolitan area.

“Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we’re pleased to announce The Portland Clinic Foundation has been able to increase its grants by 33% compared to 2018,” said Kris Anderson, executive director, The Portland Clinic Foundation. “We’re committed to advancing community wellness and are honored to partner with such a diverse and impactful group of nonprofits.”

The Portland Clinic Foundation grantee organizations work across a remarkable range of sectors, including education, health and wellness, culture and community building, social and environmental justice, food and housing insecurity and more.

Voz: Workers’ Rights Education Project
Voz: Workers’ Rights Education Project meeting

“Funding from The Portland Clinic Foundation supports our commitment to holistic community wellness. ‘Community wellness’ means fair wages, cultural celebrations, painting and poetry and knowing your rights to protect yourself and your community. The Portland Clinic Foundation’s flexible, general support funding allows us to invest in the community’s priorities, and to adapt our plans to meet their evolving needs,” said Sandra Amolo, interim executive director, Voz: Workers’ Rights Education Project. “We are proud to be a three-time recipient of The Portland Clinic Foundation grants and thrilled the foundation has chosen to be an example of what responsive, community-focused funding looks like.”

This year, for the first time, Providence Health & Service’s Community Health Division has agreed to match three grants to The Portland Clinic Foundation recipient organizations, doubling the amount they receive. The organizations that will receive matching grants are Clackamas Service Center, Store to Door, and 4th Dimension Recovery Center.

For the 2019 grant initiative, the foundation received 82 applications totaling more than $380,000 in requests, a 41% increase from 2018’s campaign that saw 58 organizations apply and $45,000 in grants awarded to 17 local nonprofit groups.

The Portland Clinic Foundation’s 2019 grant recipients


  • Portland Street Medicine
  • Voz: Workers’ Rights Education Project


  • Clackamas Service Center
  • Family Justice Center of Washington County


  • Store to Door
  • The Shadow Project
  • Take Action INC


  • Ecology in Classrooms & Outdoors
  • Family of Friends Mentoring
  • Portland Meet Portland
  • With Love, Oregon


  • Coalition of Communities of Color
  • Familias en Acción
  • Growing Gardens
  • The Living Room for LGBTQ Youth


  • 4th Dimension Recovery Center
  • MIKE Program
  • Miracle Theatre Group
  • Oregon Environmental Council
  • Village Gardens — Janus Youth Programs
  • Urban Gleaners


  • Basic Rights Education Fund
  • Good Neighbor Center
  • Music Workshop
  • Neighbor to Neighbor — Community Connection Center at Mt. Scott Church
  • Rosewood Initiative
  • Self Enhancement, Inc.

About The Portland Clinic Foundation
Through evidence-informed, results-oriented philanthropy, The Portland Clinic Foundation supports nonprofits that advance community wellness and improve the social determinants of good health — whether through early childhood education, environmental cleanup, equity and inclusion advocacy, domestic violence prevention or a groundbreaking local theater production.

The foundation is funded through the generosity of The Portland Clinic and through 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, The Portland Clinic Foundation leverages donor generosity for maximum benefit to local nonprofits.

The foundation, which is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is unique among medical foundations in that all funds raised are distributed to other nonprofits rather than retained to support internal projects. Foundation expenses are paid by The Portland Clinic, which means that 100% of contributions go to supporting Portland’s communities in need. More information can be found on the foundation’s website.