The Portland Clinic Foundation

Advancing community wellness


At The Portland Clinic, community wellness is at the heart of our work. While we have been keeping Portlanders well for almost 100 years, keeping greater Portland well often means going beyond medicine. The Portland Clinic Foundation was created to do just that.


Through evidence-driven, results-oriented philanthropy, The Portland Clinic Foundation supports nonprofits that improve community wellness and advance the social determinants of good health—whether it’s early-childhood education research, an environmental clean-up initiative, a social justice organization, domestic violence prevention, a mobile low-income dental clinic or a groundbreaking local theater production.


We are funded through the generosity of The Portland Clinic and through individuals like you: friends, family, colleagues, doctors, patients and members of the greater Portland community who want to participate in cutting-edge philanthropic initiatives. By combining community contributions with The Portland Clinic Foundation’s in-depth research and careful analysis, we leverage your generosity for maximum benefit to local nonprofits. Our expenses are generously paid by The Portland Clinic, which means that 100 percent of your contribution goes to support Portland’s communities in need.

We select our grant recipients through detailed evaluation and sector-specific analysis, while keeping our applicant pool inclusive in order to support crucial organizations and communities underserved by other philanthropic programs and to leverage our grants for greatest impact. For this reason, unlike most foundations, we keep our grant application and reporting requirements straightforward and our funding unrestricted. This places The Portland Clinic foundation at the leading edge of philanthropic best-practice. Learn more about the grant application process.

Our Foundation is currently small but mighty: we have a powerful mission, a world-class grantmaking model, and a wealth of expertise and passion in our corner. But we want to help even more people than we can currently reach, and to do so, we need your support. Please consider donating to The Portland Clinic Foundation, and join us in our work to build healthy communities throughout greater Portland. Learn more at How To Contribute.


The Portland Clinic Foundation was created in 1963 after a grateful patient left The Portland Clinic a generous bequest. Quiet for decades, the Foundation was reawakened in 2015 to reflect the generosity of The Portland Clinic providers and patients. Now, the Foundation is vital, thriving and growing, thanks to our expanding community of supporters and to the strong leadership of our board and staff.

Contact Us

The Portland Clinic Foundation
1221 SW Yamhill St., Ste. 400
Portland, OR 97205
503-221-0161, x2154


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