The Portland Timbers Community Fund (PTCF), an advised fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, supports charitable, non-profit organizations that are registered as a 501(c)(3) with tax-exempt status from the IRS and are located within one of the four surrounding counties of the Portland metro area; Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, and Clark County in SW Washington. Grant seeking organizations must fall under one of the following areas of focus:

  • Youth education
  • Youth sports
  • Youth health and fitness
  • Environmental awareness and activism with youth and families

The PTCF will not consider requests from individuals, private foundations, organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, class, gender, or national origin, organizations that support political campaigns or lobbyist groups, or fraternal or religiously affiliated organizations. The PTCF will not consider requests from individual schools, PTOs, or PTAs. The PTCF will only consider requests that are tied to a specific project at a nonprofit organization and will not consider donations that will be used for annual appeals, debt reduction, endowment funds, legal expenses, or employee salaries.

Donations made through OCF are tax-deductible.


Portland Timbers Community Fund Advisory Board Members:

Click here to see eligibility requirements and letter of inquiry guidelines for 2016.
Click here to download the grant evaluation form. Please be sure to send the form in 9-12 months after receiving your grant.

Below is a list of the organizations PTCF has supported: 

Year Organizations

Albertina Kerr Centers, Audubon Society, Bienestar, Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia NW, Black Parent Initiative, Boy Scouts of America, Camp Fire Columbia, Centennial Soccer Club, Children's Healing Art Project, Columbia Slough Watershed Council, Elevate Oregon, Friends of the Children, Green Empowerment, Harper's Playground, Incight Company, Native American Youth and Family Center, New Avenues for Youth, Oregon Youth Soccer Association, Playworks, Start Making a Reader Today, The Mentoring Project, The Shadow Project and Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation.


AC Portland, Adelante Mujeres, Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia NW, Black Parent Initiative, Camp Fire Columbia, Girls Inc. of NW Oregon, I Have a Dream Foundation, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, Miracle Theatre Group, Mittleman Jewish Community Center, My Voice Music, Northwest Family Services, Open Meadow Alternative School, Oregon Youth Soccer Association, Parrott Creek Child and Family Services, p:ear Mentor, Playworks, Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives Inc., Portland Reading Foundation, Self Enhancement, Inc., Start Making a Reader Today, The Children's Book Bank, Trillium Family Service and Young Entrepreneurs Business Week.


AC Portland, Adelante Mujeres, All Hands Raised, Campfire Columbia, Centro Cultural of Washington County, Friends of the Children, Girls Inc. of NW Oregon, Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East, I Have a Dream Oregon Foundation, Impact NW, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, Momentum Alliance, Morrison Child & Family Services, Northwest Outward Bound School, Playworks, Sauvie Island Center, Social Venture Partners Portland and the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center.


4 Worlds United  Soccer Alliance , Bradley Angle, Camp Fire Columbia, Columbia River Keeper, Grow Portland, Impact NW, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, Momentum Alliance, Open Meadow, Oregon Mentors, Portland After School Tennis & Education, Saturday Academy, Start Making a Reader Today, The FIT Project, The Forest Park Conservancy, The Right Brain Initiative, TOPSoccer, Trillium Family Service and the Willamette River Keeper.

2015 Adelante Mujeres, Beaverton Education Foundation, Black Parent Initiative, Children's Book Bank, Community Cycling Center, Friends of the Children, Friends of Trees, Girls on the Run, Know Your City, The Library Foundation, Native American Youth and Family Center, Oregon Children's Theatre, Raphael House of Portland, Reading Results, Right Brain Initiative, Saturday Academy, Shadow Project, Teaching Preschool Partners and YWCA of Greater Portland
2016 4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance, Adaptive Sports NW, Boys and Girls Club Portland, Children's Book Bank, Ecology Outdoors, Girls Inc. of the Pacific NW, Harper's Playground, I Have a Dream Oregon, NW Association for Blind Athletes, NW Family Services, Oregon Children's Theatre, Oregon Zoo Foundation, Reading Results, Saturday Academy, Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation and Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington

Founding Partners: