Letters of Inquiry (LOI) are required from all organizations seeking funding from the MCM Fund. In addition, an MCM Fund Board Sponsor must be indicated in order to move forward in the selection process. The LOI’s will be accepted and reviewed approximately two times each year. Organizations which best match our grant making priorities and funding criteria will be invited to submit a full application upon receipt and favorable review of the LOI.

To submit a Letter of Inquiry, please select the following link: MCM FUND ONLINE GRANTMAKING SYSTEM


SPRING GRANT CYCLE - opens Jan 15th
  Submission Deadline Organization Notified By
Letters of Inquiry February 15th March 15th
Full Grant Applications April 15th May 31st
FALL GRANT CYCLE - opens July 15th
  Submission Deadline Organization Notified By
Letters of Inquiry August 15th September 15th
Full Grant Applications October 15th November 30th

*** Please Note: All notifications come via email


To relieve the misfortune and promote the well being of mankind.


Grants are made in the following five functional areas:

  1. Cultural Arts
  2. Education
  3. Human Services
  4. Medical
  5. Public Benefit

Grants are made to organizations having the following attributes:

  1. Mission compatibility
  2. Effective management
  3. Sound financial practices
  4. Board-led fundraising
  5. Sustainability


Sustainability of programs and services through increased fundraising capacity.

Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund has provided Oregon Food Bank a total of $250,000 in support of our School Pantry Program and Expansion. This generous support has allowed OFB to expand the School Pantry Program from 8-26 school pantries. In our last year alone, the support of the MCM Fund helped us provide nearly 1.5 million pounds of food, a 150% increase from the prior year, to over 143,000 children and their families. This is over 1.2 million meals to families in the Portland Metropolitan area and throughout Oregon.

-Heather Ellis Grant Writer Oregon Food Bank