The Oregon State Grange Foundation is a registered 501c3 Foundation which supports the mission of the Oregon State Grange and seeks to promote the principles and ideals of the Grange.
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You can download the Oregon State Foundation Brochure here.
Provide $10,000 in scholarships to higher education annually
Provide $10,000 in grants to community education and charitable projects annually
Provide $10,000 in grants to research in agriculture and natural resource areas
Provide and support programs to teach leadership and community activism to Grange members
Provide and support training programs to assist new Subordinate/Community and Pomona Grange Masters and officers
Service to Grange members
Provide opportunities to allow people to invest in the future
Provide legal and prudent tax shelters
Provide for remembrances
Size by 2020
$1,000,000 in endowments
Have at least one multipurpose operating camp
- A new portable stage for the State Grange
- Multipurpose camp
- Memorial scholarships
- FFA scholarships
- 4-H scholarships
- Junior Grange camp scholarships
- Grange endowment scholarships
- Agricultural and natural resource education
- Officer leadership development
- Community development
- Disaster relief
- Fraternal concerns
The Oregon State Grange Foundation has these scholarships (see OSG Awards Scholarship section):
Marcel “Muzzy” Mandel Memorial Scholarship: The Mandel Scholarship is in memory of an active member of Sherwood Grange in Washington County. Any Oregon Grange member, child or grandchild of a member who is a high school senior or college student is eligible. The Mandel Scholarship Application is due to the State Grange office by May 1.
Mary Helen Sauter Ramm Memorial Scholarship: The Ramm Scholarship Application must be received at the State Grange office by May 1.
Junior Grange Camp Scholarship: This scholarship is open to any camp eligible Junior Grange member. Contact your district trustee or an officer (listed above) for more information.
Kitty Thomas Hearing Impaired Fund
The fund can be used to reimburse out-of-pocket expenses for the current year. The form must be postmarked no later than December 31.
Send all communications to the Oregon State Grange headquarters (643 Union Street NE, Salem, OR 97301) or to your District Trustee.
What Can You Donate?
Donations can be made to the Foundation by individuals or corporations. Your donation can take many different forms. Below are some examples, but you are not limited to these:
- Cash donation
- Life insurance benefit
- Transfer of a payable contract
- Mutual funds
- Real property
- Commercial property
- Residential property
- Agricultural property
- Personal property
- Services to the Foundation
- Services that can generate funds for the Foundation
How to Donate
Send a check made out to the Oregon State Grange Foundation to the Oregon State Grange headquarters (643 Union Street NE, Salem, OR 97301). Use this form to designate how you want your donation to be used.
If the form does not cover how you want your donation to be applied, contact your district trustee or an officer to explain your intentions. The Trustee will help you to accomplish your goals.
We urge you to consult with your tax advisor or attorney before making donations to any charitable organization.
Why Should You Donate?
Benefits you. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, your donation is deductible from your income tax. Check with your tax adviser or attorney to find how you can best benefit from your gift.
Promotes Grange ideals. The Foundation promotes the ideals and principles of the Grange. These values built America. Your donation ensures that these values will continue to be an important part of Oregon and America.
Lasting legacy. The knowledge that your money, property, or possessions will continue working on your behalf far into the future for a cause you believe in.
Personal satisfaction. You will know that you have helped others with your donation.
Five recognition levels are recorded on permanent plaques in the Oregon State Grange office in Salem. As a donor’s total donation grows, the donor’s name will be moved to the higher level plaque.
Bronze: A donation of $100+
Sterling Silver: A donation of $250+
Silver: A donation of $500+
Gold: A donation of $1,000+
Platinum: A donation of $10,000+
The 501(c)(3) tax-status allows the Foundation to apply for and distribute grant monies. Therefore, your Subordinate/Community Grange needs to coordinate grant applications with the Foundation. Contact your District trustee or an officer. A grant-making entity that has supported rural Granges is:
- The Ford Family Foundation gives grants for public convening spaces in rural areas.
- The Meyer Memorial Trust also funds communities across Oregon. While rural areas are still important to Meyer, they rarely fund facilities outside of affordable housing, and focus in priority areas of housing, healthy environment, equitable education and building community. You can find specific information about community building support here and all of funding opportunities here.
(The boring, but important legal stuff.) Contact the OSG Master or your District Trustee for the two legal disclosures that any person is entitled to view:
Report to the IRS (990EZ)
Oregon Department of Justice (CT-12)
Financial statements and reports are also available at the annual meeting each June. The Oregon State Grange Foundation thanks the Oregon State Grange for this web page.