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The Autzen Foundation welcomes applications from organizations that meet the following criteria:

  1. Legal Status: Applicants must be registered as charitable organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or they must be government entities, such as towns, public schools, or state agencies.

  2. Duration of Tax-Exempt Status: Organizations must have held a 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS for at least two years before submitting an application. 

  3. Geographic Focus: Applicants must provide services directly to Oregon or southwest Washington (Clark County) residents.


We encourage potential applicants to carefully review these criteria before applying to ensure eligibility. Ineligible applications will be declined upon submission.

We will NOT consider requests for the following:

  • Individuals

  • Fundraising events

  • Projects primarily seeking to influence elections or legislation

  • Organizations using a fiscal sponsor. 


Additional Eligibility Details:

  • Please note that our grant awards cover a one-year period, and we do not fund multi-year grants. 

  • Only one grant request may be submitted in a twelve-month period.

  • A final report is required from all existing grantees before applying for a new grant.

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