The Conference Board identifies four major categories of beneficiaries for its analysis of corporate giving trends. Following The Conference Board's categorization, the Foundation classifies and reviews grant proposals according to the nature of recipient organizations (rather than according to the purpose of each grant). Requests for funding should be received by the Foundation office by the following submission deadlines:


Education organizations, March 15


Includes K-12 and higher educational institutions, literacy organizations, scholarship funds through intermediary organizations (e.g., United Negro College Fund)


Civic, community and organizations not covered in other categories, June 15


Includes environmental and ecological groups, justice and law, housing and urban renewal, neighborhood or community-based groups, state and local government agencies


Culture and arts organizations, September 15


Includes theaters, dance groups, orchestras, operas, museums, arts councils, cultural centers, halls of fame, heritage foundations and nonacademic libraries


Health, welfare and social service organizations, December 15


Includes national health and human service agencies, hospitals, agencies for youth (e.g., Boys & Girls Clubs)

An applicant should submit only one proposal copy on unbound 8-1/2 by 11 inch paper to the Foundation at 825 NE Multnomah, Suite 2000, Portland, Oregon 97232.

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