Oregon State Grange Foundation

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Oregon State Grange Foundation Brochure


The Oregon State Grange Foundation is not a part of the Grange, but supports the ideals and principles of the Grange as an incorporated 501(c)(3) organization. Jump to other Foundation topics:

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  • 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
  • Education
  • Multipurpose camp
  • Memorial scholarships
  • FFA scholarships
  • 4-H scholarships
  • Junior Grange camp scholarships
  • Grange endowment scholarships
  • Agricultural and natural resource education
  • Training
  • Officer leadership development
  • Service
  • Community development
  • Disaster relief
  • Fraternal concerns


The Oregon State Grange Foundation has these scholarships:

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 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
  • Trust
  • Securities
  • Stocks
  • Bonds
  • Mutual funds
  • Real property
  • Commercial property
  • Residential property
  • Agricultural property
  • Personal property
  • Vehicles
  • Antiques
  • Collectibles
  • 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 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.

Officers and Trustees

The Trustees are all dedicated Grange members who believe in the value of this Foundation and its mission. Officers for 2018-19 are:

President Maggie Peyton
Vice President Dean High
Secretary Joyce Parker
Treasurer Martin McClure
Foundation Trustees
District 1
Linda Helm
4155 Omaha Ave
Medford, OR  97501
District 2
Martin McClure
81142 Territorial Hwy
Eugene, OR  97405
District 3
Maggie Peyton
16747 Timber Rd
Vernonia, OR 97064
District 4
Joyce Parker
PO Box 13
Colton, OR 97017
District 5
Dean High
PO Box 62
Midland, OR  97634
District 6
David McBride
63232 Scotch Creek Rd
Enterprise, OR 97828
OSG Master
Susan Noah
643 Union St NE
Salem, OR  97301
Trustee At-Large
Alice Nowicki (Position 1)EMail
74161 London Rd
Cottage Grove, OR  97424
Trustee At-Large
Bob Ludi (Position 2)EMail
18275 Myra Ct
Sandy, OR  970t5

Disclosure Information

(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.

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