Our Mission toward an Equitable Future
Formed in 1947 by Truman W. Collins Sr. and other members of the family of E.S. Collins, The Collins Foundation invests in Oregon nonprofit organizations, both rural and urban, that are dedicated to improving quality of life and well-being for the people in their communities. As a funder and partner, we are committed to the pursuit of equity, both in how we allocate resources across Oregon’s diverse communities and how we shape our internal structures.
Our Vision for Oregon
We want the state of Oregon to be a place where all people have access to high quality, culturally responsible services in sectors such as health, social services, education, housing, and employment. We also envision vibrant neighborhoods and communities where residents enjoy access to healthy food; a rich variety of artistic and cultural expression; and the benefits of Oregon’s natural environment.
How we Understand Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- We welcome, and work to include, the multiple perspectives that diversity brings.
- We know that diversity and inclusion are essential to equity.
- We define equity as the practice and promotion of justice and the fostering of conditions necessary for all people to achieve their full potential.