For Grantseekers

Future Grantmaking

Our grantmaking goals will change from year to year as we continue to grow, so just because your agency was not selected this year does not mean it won’t be in the future. We care about you and your work a great deal and are committed to supporting your work through a number of non-grant-related efforts. 


Open Grants

Immediate Impact Fund

8 that cant wait wage gapWomen's Foundation of Oregon Immediate Impact grants are designed for organizations that meet our funding criteria to receive grants of up to $5,000 that will cover an urgent and unexpected need within six months. Applicants will receive a funding decision within three months from application. If selected, grantees will receive a check within three months of application. In our second year, the Fund will be reviewed quarterly, from July 2018-June 2019. Applications that are deemed eligible but not chosen in their initial quarter of review will be kept on file for future review.

Learn More about the Immediate Impact Fund

Apply to Immediate Impact Fund: Our next quarterly review of applications will be at the end of June/early July 2019.

Note: If you'd like to assess your eligibility for The Immediate Impact Fund prior to filling out the application, please reach out to Program Manager, Ami Patel, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 971-230-1294 x570. 

Annual Grantmaking

8 to celebrate generosityWe are currently shifting our annual grantmaking process to be more equity informed. Please check back in late summer for additional updates.

You can also subscribe to our newsletter for the latest information on the Foundation and on our annual grantmaking process.

Eligibility Criteria

8 to celebrate civic engagementAll of our grants are designed for general operating support. Since we are a smaller foundation, we aim to support organizations and programs whose use of the funds would provide considerable impact for their work. For a list of previous grantees and how they utilized our grants, please visit our Grantmaking page.

Specifically, we want to hear from organizations or programs that:

  • Operate in the state of Oregon or Tribal Nations within Oregon state boundaries
  • Serve primarily women, girls, femmes, and/or folks experiencing gender oppression (70%+ of the population served)
  • Are registered 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) organizations or a sub-program of such organizations
  • Budget size does not exceed $2.5 million

Our priority funding areas will be the "Eight That Can't Wait," which Count Her In identifies as areas of urgent concern (violence against women, systemic racism, the cost of caregiving, barriers to reproductive health, the wage and wealth gap, economic fragility, mental health, and the public/private glass ceiling). Furthermore, we are looking at organizations doing thoughtful equity-informed work, supporting leadership representative of the communities they serve, and providing services to communities experiencing gender oppression at multiple intersections (race, class, geography, disability, etc).

Please spread the word!

If you don’t represent an organization or program, you can help us by forwarding this survey to your favorite organizations that serve women and girls in Oregon. We can't wait to hear from them! If you have questions or want to go over our current criteria, please contact Ami Patel, Program Manager, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 971-230-1294.

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