Project Description

SINCE 2001

Total Grants
for Public Benefit


Public Benefit

Since 2001, the MCM Fund has proudly paid out over $120,303,229 in grants to non-profit organizations. In the area of Public Benefit, $9,130,116 has been paid out through June 2020.


Upgrading facilities for a better camp experience

Investing in Oregon’s kids is a priority. That’s why the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund awarded a grant to help Camp Howard, a part of the Catholic Youth Organization of Oregon and Southwest Washington, build a new dining hall. “Mary’s Lodge” was slated for opening in August, 2018.

Camp Howard’s mission is to ensure that all children, regardless of their family’s financial situation, be given an opportunity to participate in camp activities through Camp Howard. This grant gives them the opportunity to upgrade their facilities to better meet camper’s dining needs, thus helping them further their mission to offer the full camp experience to all kids.

Contributing funds to help meet goals on behalf of Oregon’s kids

“The $150,000 grant from the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund has helped Camp Howard achieve a 4.1M capital campaign goal.” –Sister Krista von Borstel SSMO, Executive Director, Camp Howard

The Impact

The newly built “Mary’s Lodge” will enable the camp to feed all of its attendees at one time—camp capacity is 400 in the dining hall and outside on the patios, and 350 beds overnight. It will also provide the camp with a safe place for all campers to gather during inclement weather or power outages, as it will have generator power to provide heat, food, and electricity.