The Reser Family Foundation has identified four Cornerstones to guide giving, based on our desire to strengthen Oregonians:
- The Arts
We also identified Impact Areas within each Cornerstone to provide guidance to partner applicants related to the types of grants we generally support. Our Impact Areas help identify the types of investments that matter to us.
E1. Encouraging youth to succeed in school
E2. Engaging students with limited economic means to complete high school and pursue post-secondary education
E3. Supporting education and athletic programs that enhance communities
H1. Promoting oral health in children
H2. Serving children with severe, long-term health concerns
H3. Inspiring healthy living in children and young adults
H4. Supporting programs for adults with severe health issues that encourage independence, self-reliance, and influence quality of life
A1. Inspiring personal growth in the arts and arts education
A2. Serving youth who have long-term health concerns through the arts
S1. Supporting programs that have a direct benefit to the community and improve and strengthen the environment
While the impact areas have a broad base, they all share a single objective - to improve and strengthen communities throughout Oregon.
Characteristics the Foundation will look for include:
- Significant projects which hold promise to accomplish a measurable impact in the area and for the purpose for which the applicant requests support.
- Organizations that are experienced in delivering effective programs, have talented and motivated leadership and possess the ability to achieve uncommon results.
- Programs which are consistent with the Reser Family Foundation identified areas of giving.
- Capital campaign projects that are more than 50% funded
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- Grants will not be provided to defray deficits, for debt or mortgage retirement, for political campaigns, for lobbyist groups, for events, for projects involving litigation or for conduit organizations which use funds granted to support other organizations..
- Recipients must have a current 501(c)(3) tax exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service or be a qualified non profit organization, and be currently registered and in good standing with the appropriate State and Federal Agencies.
Renewal applications follow the same process as new applications. The Foundation will consider only one grant request from the same organization in a twelve month period, unless an additional request is invited by the Foundation.
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