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Since 1951, supporting charitable work that makes Oregon a better place. Grants are awarded to smaller non-profit organizations; most often to groups with social service, arts and culture, educational, environmental and/or youth-centered missions.


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 stage 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 calendar year.
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 


Submission deadlines for 2021 are 


  • March 10th

  • July 14h 

  • October 13th

Potential applicants can create an online account at any time. The application form will be available one month prior to the submission deadline. Grant submissions are due by 11:45 pm PST on the deadline date.

How it works
A grant applicant creates an account in the Online Grants Management System, and then logs on to that account to start a new grant application. The system allows an application to be saved as a draft. This draft can be worked on and edited numerous times before submitting the final application for review.

Each account maintains a record of the application history that the applicant can access at any time.

Once a grant is awarded, the system allows grantees an easy way to see the status of their grant, check due dates, and submit electronic grant reports directly from their account.

Grant Notification

When the determination process has been completed, all applicants will be advised of their proposal results. This may take 2-3 months from the deadline. A grant agreement will be included in the notification to grant recipients.

Grant Reporting

Organizations receiving a grant have the responsibility of reporting on the use of the funds using the follow up Grant Report via our online grant management system.​





Creating Your Online Account

All applicants are required to create an account. We suggest creating your account well in advance of the grant deadline.


At the time of registration, you are required to enter the following information:

  • A username that is an email address

  • Your contact information

  • Your organization’s information, including the EIN/Tax ID number

  • Contact information for the organization’s Executive Officer


Once your account is set up, your account dashboard is displayed on screen every time you log in. From the dashboard, you can do the following:

  • Edit your contact information

  • Begin the application process

  • Access application drafts and submitted applications

  • View details and complete the report process for grant awards


A user account can only be connected to one organization at a time.

Gretchen Schackel

Executive Grants Administrator

Phone: 503-226-6051

Hours: M-W,  8:30am-4:00pm

Send mail to: 2455 NW Marshall Street, Suite #9, Portland, OR 97210
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