Oregon Immigrant & Refugee Funders Collaborative

The Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative, a partnership between The Collins Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, and Meyer Memorial Trust, establishes a coordinated and nimble funding approach to address emerging and urgent issues impacting immigrants and refugees across the state, and supports local organizations responding to these issues.
Immigrants and refugees make significant contributions to this state. According to an Oregon Center for Public Policy report released in 2016, undocumented Oregonians paid roughly $81 million in taxes to help fund schools and other public services that strengthen Oregon’s economy, through property taxes, personal income taxes, and sales and excise taxes.  Economic mobility and social inclusion for newcomers and their children builds communities that are stronger economically and more inclusive socially and culturally.

Funding Structure & Process

Applicant Resources & Calls for Proposals

There are currently two opportunities available.  
  1. Collaborative Movement Building Call for Proposal! Apply By: December 6, 2023. Download opportunity information (Google Doc).
  2. General Application: Rolling Deadline. Funding areas: Basic & Wraparound Services, Plus Legal Services. Download application (Google Doc).

2023 Collaborative News

In 2023, the Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative (OIRFC) engaged in conversations with our grantee partners and other stakeholders to explore how the Collaborative can better serve immigrants and refugees in Oregon. Their feedback is summarized in this short report.