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The Reser Family Foundation Grant

Grants to Oregon Nonprofits, Public Entities, and Government
Agencies for Arts, Health, Education, and Environmental Programs

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Grants to Oregon nonprofit organizations, public entities, and government agencies for programs in the areas of education, arts, health, health, and the environment. Funding is intended for projects and programs in priority areas that will improve and strengthen communities throughout Oregon.

To help create the broadest possible benefit to Oregonians, The Reser Family Foundation focuses on four Cornerstones—Education, Health, Arts, and Environment—to guide giving.

Education: Grants supporting student success and engagement

Education Funding Priorities

  1. Support school-day academic and transitional programs that encourage student success.
  2. Provide after-school enrichment and support for extracurricular activities in middle schools.
  3. Support the basic needs of students with limited economic means on their path to a high school diploma or GED.

Health: Grants serving Oregonians affected by life-altering events

Health Funding Priorities

  1. Serve children affected by a severe health diagnosis or life-altering event.
  2. Support the basic needs of children with limited economic means.
  3. Help underserved adults to achieve independence or improve quality of life after a severe health diagnosis or life-altering event.

The Arts: Grants to engage communities with the arts and increase access

Arts Funding Priorities

  1. Engage youth through creative visual and performing arts programs.
  2. Support broad-based community arts programs that increase access and enrich communities.

Environment: Grants supporting either the natural environment or the built environment

Environment Funding Priorities

Cultivate the long-term resiliency and vitality of our natural environment while engaging communities.

Support community and economic development in the built environment that create sustainable community improvement.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178396

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Fast-Track Grant Program is for requests $12,499 and under. The Mid-Size Grant Program serves requests from $12,500 to $50,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Recipients must have a current 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service or be a qualified nonprofit organization, or municipality, and be currently registered and in good standing with the appropriate State and Federal Agencies.

Grants will not be provided to defray deficits, for debt or mortgage retirement, for political campaigns, for lobbyist groups, for single events, for projects involving litigation.

Pre-Application Information:

The Reser Family Foundation has two grant cycles each year:
- Grant requests are due by February 1st and checks are distributed in July.
- Grant requests are due by August 1st and checks are distributed in December.

The Reser Family Foundation Mid-Size Grant Program is a two-stage grant process that starts with an organization submitting a grant request (LOI). After a review, approved organizations are invited to provide a full grant proposal (application). A site visit may be scheduled during the process.

The Reser Family Foundation Fast Track Grant Program is designed to provide streamlined access and support to organizations using a one-step application.

Current grantees must reapply each year and follow the same process as new applications. The Foundation will consider only one grant request from the same organization in a twelve-month period.

Eligible organizations:
Application Previews:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit an LOI online for the Mid-Size Grant Program:

Apply online for the Fast Track Grant Program:

If you have questions or issues while using the Portal, please contact Lacey Sortman at or 503-526-5793.

The Reser Family Foundation
P.O. Box 8
Beaverton, OR 97075
P: 503.526.5716
F: 503.277.5664

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USA: Oregon

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