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Portland Timbers Community Fund

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: an emphasis on all students reading at their grade levels, as well as STEM programming
  • Youth Health & Wellness: an emphasis on soccer and inclusiveness, embracing all ability levels
  • Environment: an emphasis on building awareness and activism through growing the greenbelt and gardens within city limits
  • Social Equity: an emphasis on championing BIPOC, LGBTQ+, gender, and disability equity initiatives

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 discard requests from individual schools, PTOs, or PTAs. The PTCF will only review 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, employee salaries, legal expenses and/or operational expenses.

Portland Timbers Community Fund Advisory Board Members:

  • Christine Van Wagner, Executive Director, Providence Sports Medicine - Oregon
  • Tim Ackman, Regional Sales and Community Marketing Manager Oregon & Southwest & Eastern WA, Montana & Northern ID, Alaska Airlines
  • Mike Brennan, Sports Marketing and Key City Manager, adidas America
  • Mike Golub, President of Business Operations, Portland Timbers
  • Todd Spear, Vice President, Corporate Sponsorship, Portland Timbers

See a full list below of the 98 inspiring nonprofits our Portland Timbers Community Fund has supported since 2011!

Portland Timbers Community Fund Grantees

2011
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

2012
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

2013
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

2014
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

2017
Active Children Portland, Adaptive Sports NW, Black Parent Initiative, Clackamas Women's Services, Columbia Springs Education Center, Ecology in Classrooms & Outdoors, Friends of the Children, Growing Gardens, I Have a Dream - Oregon, Latino Network, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, NW Outward Bound School, Parrott Creek Child & Family Services, Portland Tennis & Education, Shadow Project, Street Soccer USA

2018
Beaverton Education Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Girls on the Run Portland Metro, Grow Portland, KairosPDX, Off the Sideline, Open School, Oregon Children's Theatre, Oregon Zoo Foundation, Reading Results, Saturday Academy, Verde

2019
4 Worlds United, Active Children Portland, Adaptive Sports NW, Betties360, Children's Book Bank, Clackamas Women's Services, Columbia Springs Education Center, Ecology in Classrooms & Outdoors, Elite Sports Academy, Growing Gardens, Northwest Outward Bound, The Shadow Project, Street Soccer USA, Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation

2020
Adelante Mujeres, Centro Cultural, Girls of the Run Portland Metro, Lower Columbia Estuary, Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, Oregon Zoo Foundation, Reading Results, Verde

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