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Investing in People

The Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund has been investing in people and helping improve communities for more than forty years. Founded in 1970, our private, grant-making foundation is committed to assisting organizations in achieving sustainability of programs and services through increasing their fundraising capacity. We our proud of our long history of supporting the good works of Oregonians with grants to community-based, preselected Oregon not-for-profit organizations with whom we have established relationships.

Our Recipients Say

“Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund has provided… over 1.2 million meals to families in the Portland Metropolitan area and throughout Oregon.”

HEATHER ELLIS • OREGON FOOD BANK

“Grants from the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund have forever improved the lives of students at the University of Oregon.  With the support of the Fund, young people have and will continue to realize the transformational value of a University of Oregon degree while enjoying the premier collegiate experience in the nation.”

ROB MULLENS • UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

“This grant is pivotal to providing disaster services in response to growing wildfires and natural disasters in the region and beyond  this gift also helps unlock some matching funds, which together are helping us place eight emergency response vehicles throughout the Greater Northwest.

CARA JAMES • AMERICAN RED CROSS

Some of the Organizations We Help