Welcome to The Collins Foundation

Summer 2024 Grantmaking Update

The Collins Foundation team has been working hard to finalize our strategic plan. In a few months we will announce our new strategic priorities to help our community partners understand how best to align with the Foundation's goals. In our strategic planning process, The Collins Foundation staff and trustees recognized that a deep commitment to racial equity is our foundation with the aspiration that racial justice is our North Star. Through nuanced and challenging conversations, we have strengthened and clarified our commitment to equity. We updated our equity statement, which will serve as a beacon and guidance to our community partners about who we are, what we believe, and how we work.   

As part of our commitment to equity, we are transforming the way we do grantmaking, not just what we are funding. As a result, the team is implementing many changes to our internal processes to focus on how partners connect with us, share their strategies, request grants and share information and learning --rooted in deep relationship-building and a commitment to equity, not the written word. 

For these changes to be deep and meaningful, with intention and integrity, we anticipate that we will not open our Responsive Grant Program this summer as we had originally planned. We will continue grantmaking in our Black Equity Movement and Oregon Immigrant & Refugee Funders Collaborative programs. We understand the difficulty this shift will create and ask for your patience as we move into our work's implementation phase. 

Please return to this page in June to learn about our strategic priorities and for additional updates!   


The Collins Foundation 


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!