Foundation / Corporation
Hoover Family Foundation (HFF)
Grants to Metropolitan Portland, Oregon and Indianapolis, Indiana nonprofit organizations for programs focusing on education, social services, and mental health services. Funding is intended to support programs that foster self-sufficiency and improve quality of life for residents of the metropolitan areas where the Foundation is located (i.e., Portland, Oregon and Indianapolis, Indiana).
Please note that, for the purposes of these grants, the Foundation only funds Oregon organizations that provide services within the Urban Growth Boundary of the Portland metropolitan area. The Hoover Family Foundation in Oregon will consider grant requests from organizations based in and serving the Portland metropolitan area, which is generally within the guidance in the map below (see Supporting Documents section), and includes all the cities noted on the map.
- Social Services: To increase the self-sufficiency and quality of life for individuals through human services.
- Education: To increase the self-sufficiency and quality of life for individuals through enriched education.
- Other: Supporting quality of life for individuals through mental health services.
Priorities of Interest:
- Programs that foster self-sufficiency.
- Effective providing of social services.
- Improvement of educational opportunities at all levels.
- Programs that aid low-income individuals.
Evaluation of proposals is based on:
- Ability to fulfill a community need for an under-served population in Portland or Indianapolis.
- Feasibility and soundness of your implementation plan.
- A well-thought-out evaluation plan that shows us measurable goals, results, and outcomes.
- Viability of subsequent long-term funding.
With limited resources and a large number of applications, the Foundation is able to fund only a small portion of the many worthwhile requests submitted. Those constraints also limit the size of particular grants and the ability to fund on an annual basis.
GrantWatch ID#: 175704
The Foundation does not make grants for multi-year funding.
The Foundation does not make grants:
- To individuals
- For sectarian or religious purposes
- For capital campaigns
- For event funding
- For multi-year funding
- For college scholarships
- For lobbying or political purposes
- For medical research
- To private foundations or endowment funds
- In support of regular operating budgets
- To provide long-term funding or post-event funding
Grant applications are reviewed three times each year. Completed proposals must be received by or postmarked by the following dates: July 1, November 1 or March 1.
- Mission: https://growphilanthropy.github.io/hoover/mission/
- Guidelines: https://growphilanthropy.github.io/hoover/guidelines/
- How to Apply (Portland): https://growphilanthropy.github.io/hoover/apply_pdx/
- How to Apply (Indianapolis): https://growphilanthropy.github.io/hoover/apply_ind/
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For more information about the Hoover Family Foundation, contact the office appropriate for your location. Do not contact the Indiana office if you are inquiring about grants in Oregon, or vice versa.
Please note that the Oregon office only accepts applications from the Portland metropolitan area and the Indiana office only accepts applications for their area.
For Portland, Oregon:
Attn: Glen Friedman, Executive Director
Hoover Family Foundation
P.O. Box 551
West Linn, OR 97068
For Indianapolis, Indiana:
Attn: David Hoover, President
Hoover Family Foundation
860 East 86th Street, Suite 5
Indianapolis, IN 46240-1806
Glen Friedman, Executive Director - Oregon
David Hoover, President - Indiana
USA: Indiana: Indianapolis; Oregon: Portland Metropolitan Area