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Grants to Oregon Nonprofits, Educational Institutions, and Agencies to Improve the Wellbeing of Refugees and Immigrants

Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative


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Funding Source
Meyer Memorial Trust - The Oregon Community Foundation - Pride Foundation
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Geographic Focus
USA: Oregon

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/06/23 Noon Save

Grant Description
Grants to Oregon nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies for projects addressing issues facing refugees and immigrants. Funding is intended for projects that expand organizational capacity and advance social justice to improve the wellbeing of immigrants and refugees in Oregon.

This Collaborative Movement Building Call for Proposals (CFP) aims to better support immigrant and refugee communities in building a movement that makes Oregon a more welcoming and just place for all. Awards will primarily be granted for capacity building and project support. General operating support will be available for organizations that serve immigrants and refugees and focus on the activities outlined below.

There are three types of grant funding available. Regardless of type, all requests must demonstrate a strong connection to this opportunity’s goal and intended outcome(s).

  • Capacity building support: Investments that support activities designed to strengthen organizational ability and infrastructure for advancing or sustaining existing movement building work that improves well-being for immigrants and refugees.
  • Project support: Investments that support a clearly defined set of activities that are carefully planned and designed to achieve a specific aim or goal for advancing or sustaining existing movement building work that improves well-being for immigrants and refugees.
  • Operating support: Investments in the core operations of an organization whose primary focus is on advancing or sustaining movement building work that improves well-being for immigrants and refugees.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applicants Must:
- Fall into one of these categories: a 501(c)(3) public charity or be fiscally sponsored, a public educational institution, a government or recognized tribal agency, or an organization that is requesting funding for a project that has a charitable, tax-exempt purpose
- Seek funding for work that takes place within the state of Oregon
- Provide equal opportunity in leadership, staffing and service regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, political affiliation or religious belief
- Not require attendance at or participation in religious/faith activities as a condition of service delivery nor require adherence to religious/faith beliefs as a condition of service or employment.

Ineligible for Funding:
- Work that does not have a significant impact in Oregon
- Direct grants, scholarships or loans to individuals
- General fund drives, annual appeals, special events or conference sponsorships
- Program Related Investments (loans and guarantees) to a specific project
- Elimination of operating deficits
- Earmarks for purposes of influencing legislation
- Any expenditures that would violate OIRFC members’, or a grantee’s, tax-exempt status

Pre-Proposal Conference
OIRFC members will host a virtual information session on November 6, 2023 at 10 a.m. to present an overview of the CFP and answer questions.
Use this link to register for the zoom info session:

Pre-Application Information
- Proposals Due: December 6, 2023 at Noon
- Award decisions: February, 2024
- Funding will be available: March, 2024

Attendance at the virtual info session is not mandatory, but potential applicants are encouraged to talk with Mike Phillips, Program Associate at Meyer MemorialTrust, prior to beginning a proposal in order to determine whether your project meets the intent of the CFP.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
Award Amount: $100,000-$200,000

Term of Contract
Grant Period/Duration: up to 2 years

Contact Information
Apply online:

If you prefer, you may also send your application materials by email to

If you need assistance with the application, please contact or call Mike Phillips at Meyer Memorial Trust at (503) 228-5512.

The Collins Foundation
1618 SW First Avenue, Suite 505
Portland, Oregon 97201

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