Who We Are

Jefferson Funders Forum brings together public and private philanthropic leadership to share information, perspectives and experiences; cooperatively explore and leverage resources to positively impact communities in southern Oregon and northern California.


In 2002, a small group of private and public funders gathered to see what value there might be in meeting together. It was decided that the group would become a “regional learning community” of all kinds of private philanthropic funding organizations and public funders. At the first meeting participants outlined four distinct ways this group could come together with shared interests while acknowledging the inherent limitations as a diverse group of funders (staff, consultants and trustees) representing individual missions. These Levels of Engagement are outlined under How We Work Together along with captured highlights beginning 2002-2017.

The journey of a thousand miles began with this single step. -Lao Tsu

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Jefferson e Funders Forum Participants

Advanced Health (Coordinated Care Organization)

AllCare (Coordinated Care Organization)

Anna May Foundation

Arthur R. Dubs Foundation

Asante Foundation

Bandon Dunes

Bank of America

Ben B. Cheney Foundation

City of Medford, Housing & Community Development 

Coquille Tribal Community Fund

Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation

Douglas County Education Services District: South Central Early Learning Hub

Epstein Family Foundation

First Interstate BancSystem Foundation

Four Way Community Foundation

GAG Charitable Trust

Gordon Elwood Foundation

Governor’s Regional Solutions Team

Greater Douglas United Way

Humboldt Area Foundation

Jackson Care Connect (Coordinated Care Organization)

Jackson County Health & Human Services

Jackson County Library Foundation

Klamath Community Foundation

Leightman Maxey Foundation

Love Abounds Foundation

M.J. Murdock Trust

Meyer Memorial Trust

Northwest Area Foundation

Northwest Health Foundation

Oregon Community Foundation

Rogue Valley Manor Foundation

Patricia & William Smullin Foundation

Providence Health Foundation

Robert Given

Robert & Frances Chaney Family Foundation

Rogue Community College Foundation

Schwemm Family Foundation

The Carpenter Foundation

The Collins Foundation

The Ford Family Foundation

Threshold Foundation

U.S. Bank

United Way of Jackson County

Wendt Family Foundation

West Family Foundation

Wild Rivers Coast Alliance

Wild Rivers Community Foundation