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The Collins Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

The Collins Foundation

1618 S.W. 1st Ave., Ste. 505

Portland, OR United States 97201-5706

Telephone: (503) 227-7171


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $219,679,329

Total giving: $10,405,890






Incorporated in 1947 in OR - The foundation was created in 1947 by Truman W. Collins and other members of the family of E.S. Collins

Purpose and Activities

To improve, enrich, and give greater expression to humanitarian endeavors in the state of Oregon, and to assist in improving the quality of life in the state.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Program-Related Investment

The foundation makes PRIs in the form of loans to organizations that develop low-income housing.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Child welfare
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human services
  • Humanities
  • Religion
Population Groups
  • Adults
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Homeless people
  • Immigrants and migrants
  • LGBTQ people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with psychosocial disabilities
  • Seniors

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $219,679,329 (market value)

Expenditures: $12,579,854

Total giving: $10,405,890

Qualifying distributions: $11,271,146