Oregon Coast Region
- Friends of Haystack Rock – The Friends of Haystack Rock is a nonprofit organization with the mission of providing guidance and support for the Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP) in cooperation with the City of Cannon Beach. The city officially launched HRAP in 1985, and the Friends of Haystack Rock was formally organized as a 501(c) (3) in 1995. This organization makes it possible to seek and receive financial and other support for HRAP from sources unavailable to the city. Friends of Haystack Rock is guided by a volunteer board of directors and advisors. Visit the website.
Greater Portland Region
- Friends of Trees – Over the past 20 years, Friends of Trees (FOT) has developed sound, fun and safe methods for recruiting, training, organizing and implementing tree planting projects in the greater Portland community. In its 21-year history, FOT has planted more than 400,000 trees and native plants with the assistance of thousands of volunteers. These efforts have resulted in Portland’s being named a “Tree City.” Visit the website.
Willamette Valley Region
- Willamette Farm & Food Coalition - The Willamette Farm and Food Coalition (WFFC) facilitates and supports the development of a secure and sustainable food system in Lane County, one in which farms and food businesses are ecologically and economically viable and all community members have access to fresh local foods. WFFC connects individual households, restaurants, food businesses and institutions directly to Lane County farms. Visit the website.
Southern Oregon Region
- Rogue River Greenway Foundation – In its eight-year existence, the Rogue River Greenway Foundation has raised more than $6 million in funds and is working to complete more than 30 miles of trails in Southern Oregon. Its members and partners work to create a world-class greenway connecting people to the region’s incredible natural resources and ensuring they will be there for generations to come. Visit the website.
Central Oregon Region
- Trout Unlimited - Trout Unlimited’s mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America’s cold-water fisheries and watersheds. Its vision is that within the next generation, robust populations of native and wild cold-water fish will thrive within their North American ranges so that our children can enjoy healthy fisheries in their home waters. Visit the website.
Mt. Hood/Columbia River Gorge Region
- Friends of the Columbia Gorge - Friends of the Columbia Gorge was founded in 1980 to promote federal protection of the Columbia River Gorge. In 1986, Friends secured the passage of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act, which created comprehensive Gorge protection across six counties and two states. Since passage of the National Scenic Area Act, Friends has worked to bring more than 40,000 acres of private land into public ownership, commented on approximately 200 development applications each year, and educated the public with more than 80 annual guided hikes. Visit the website.
Eastern Oregon Region
- Northeast Oregon Economic Development District - The Northeast Oregon Economic Development District (NEOEDD) provides resources and facilitates quality decision making for the benefit of entrepreneurs, businesses and communities in Northeast Oregon. NEOEDD provides training and technical assistance for businesses, citizen groups, nonprofits and local governments, including grant writing and administration. NEOEDD operates two business financing programs to provide gap financing to new and expanding businesses in the region. Visit the website.
The Oregon Travel Philanthropy Fund supports sustainable tourism development in Oregon by connecting businesses and travelers with projects that protect and enhance the destination’s unique culture and environment.
Our project partners are organizations that have track records managing projects in Oregon and have 501(c) (3) non-profit status. If you are part of an organization working on projects that meet our Recipient Selection Criteria, we encourage you to submit a Project Proposal at any time throughout the year.
To have your project considered as a recipient of the Oregon Travel Philanthropy Fund, please follow these steps:
- Step 1: Download the Project Proposal here (link to project proposal).
- Step 2: Complete the Project Proposal within the prescribed parameters.
- Step 3: Submit the completed Project Proposal to email@example.com.
- Step 4: If your Project Proposal is selected, your organization will be required to submit a full Oregon Travel Philanthropy Fund application.
NOTE: Project Proposals will be reviewed annually but may be submitted at any time. Projects that best relate to the fund’s mission and goals are the most likely to be selected as Project Partners. Be sure to check out the criteria document for more information on the fund’s mission, goals and the criteria used to score proposals.