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What’s Next For The Collins Foundation: Grantmaking Shift Announcement

To align our internal and external practices for more effective grantmaking, Responsive grants will be closed until early 2025, not summer 2024 as originally posted. Application deadlines have not been set yet for 2025. 

Collins will continue grantmaking for the Black Equity Movement and the Oregon Immigrant & Refugee Funders Collaborative during this time. We realize the impact this may have on some grantees. In our strategic planning process, Collins staff and trustees recognized that a deep commitment to equity and racial justice is foundational and aspirational for us. We're taking the time to match this commitment with action. 

For the next several months, we’ll work on shifting our internal organizational culture to develop a relationship model of grantmaking to foster trust and collaboration with Oregon’s nonprofits. Our goal is to become a learning foundation anchored in honest and respectful relationships with the communities we serve. This means we learn from nonprofit organizations, trust their expertise to understand the needs and barriers in our communities, and work in partnership with them for long-term, sustainable change. 

Please read our Equity Commitment Statement and Strategic Priorities to learn more about who we are, what we believe, and how we work. 

We’ll continue to provide updates here.

If you need assistance on a current grant award, contact our grants manager, Leann Do. ldo@collinsfoundation.org 

For general questions, reach out to Kymberli Contreras, our executive administrator at kcontreras@collinsfoundation.org or call 503-227-7171.

Oregon Immigrant & Refugee Funders Collaborative News

Movement Building grantees funded through the OIRFC came together in March to learn about each other's work and build community.


  • Adelante Mujeres 
  • Bienestar 
  • Community Alliance of Lane County 
  • Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon 
  • Oregon Latino Health Coalition 
  • Oregon Rural Action  
  • The Next Door, Inc. 

 Thank you, OIRFC Movement Building grantees for the work you are doing to improve the lives of Oregon’s immigrants and refugees!