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


  • Charitable organizations registered under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (including churches) or government entities, such as a town, public school, or state agency

  • 501(c)(3) designation (or other qualified tax-exempt IRS status) in place for at least 2 years

  • directly serving residents of Oregon or southwest Washington (Clark County)

We will not consider requests for:

  • Individuals

  • Fundraising events

  • Projects primarily seeking to influence elections or legislation

  • Organizations without qualified tax status designation that are using another non-profit organization as a fiscal or umbrella agent

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.

Note: Up-to-date Guidestar profiles are not a requirement but are appreciated. Learn more here:

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