Funding Opportunities

Use the OHSU Funding Portal to search for research funding opportunities and subscribe to funding alerts from a variety of sources.

Oregon Based Funding Opportunities

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program is designed to build sustainable collaborations statewide by providing grants and other resources to address community-identified cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and survivorship needs. Next funding cycle begins mid January 2016. Sign up to receive notification of future funding cycles from the Community Partnership Program.

Ford Family Foundation

The Ford Family Foundation makes grants to public charities that predominantly benefit small communities in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif.

Geography served: Rural communities with less than 30,000 in population not adjacent to or part of an urban or metropolitan area.

As a responsive arm of Oregon Community Foundation, the Community Grant Program awards about 300 grants each year, mostly to small- and moderate-size nonprofits. The average grant is $20,000. OCF typically receives 350 to 425 proposals per grant cycle.
Funding Priorities:

  • Health & Well-being of Vulnerable Populations (30 to 40 percent of grants)
  • Educational Opportunities & Achievement (30 to 40 percent of grants)

Oregon Grant Watch provides two levels of access (free with registration, paid subscription) to a continually updated list of grants for nonprofits and small businesses. Find GRANTS for nonprofit, 501c3, NGO, education, religious or community organization, municipal government agency or small business by extensive search criteria.

Regional and National Funding Opportunities

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) provides grants for projects in the United States and U.S. territories that advance their mission to improve the health and health care of all Americans. They awards most grants through calls for proposals (CFPs) connected with their areas of focus. Focus Areas;Child and Family Well-Being, Health Coverage, Health Leadership and Workforce, Health System Improvement, Healthy Communities, Healthy Weight. They accept unsolicited proposals for projects that suggest new and creative approaches to solving health and health care problems.

Cambia Health Foundation   

The Cambia Health Foundation is committed to supporting health care transformation, the health of underserved children and families, and innovation in palliative care in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Utah.

Federal Funding Opportunities

The program management office was established, in 2002, and is managed by the Department of Health and Human Services. It was chartered to deliver a system that provides a centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities.Today, the system houses information on over 1,000 grant programs and vets grant applications for 26 federal grant-making agencies.

Local Funding Opportunities

Central Oregon

Central Oregon Health Council is excited to partner with the communities we all live, play, and work in. The Regional Health Improvement Plan (RHIP) is for the benefit of all Oregonians that call Central Oregon home; Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson and Northern Klamath Counties.  Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. Proposed use of funds must be aligned with the RHIP and and Triple Aim.  For more information go to the COHC Regional Health Improvement Resources application.

OHSU /CORC is providing one-hour EVALUATION Consultations to all applicants.

Please use the Evaluation Consult Form to request a meeting.  This is a fillable PDF form that can be opened in your browser and submitted electronically.  You can also contact Erin Solomon for more information or download and send the form. Email:

St. Charles Healthcare Community Benefit Grants

St. Charles Health System has selected childhood preventive  health and education and obesity as strategic priorities for the Community Benefit Grants Program for the communities served by all four of the St. Charles hospital facilities.  They support best practice, evidence based initiatives that