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.

The Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund’s long history of support spans across OHSU, from cancer patients and children’s safety to eye care and women’s health, and will continue to make an impact on the health of Oregonians and those beyond our region for generations to come. We are grateful for this vital investment in OHSU’s mission.

-L. Keith Todd, President, OHSU Foundation