The Collins Foundation

Primary Contact: 
Jerry E. Hudson
1618 SW First Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
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Areas of Interest Description: 

The foundation provides support for organizations with emphasis on higher education, youth, hospices, health agencies, social welfare, and the arts.



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The foundation primarily gives to organizations in Oregon (with emphasis on Portland)

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Average Number of Requests & Grants Per Year: 

296 grants

Application Procedures: 

The Foundation will need a copy of their completed checklist, as well as a one page cover letter, Executive Summary, Proposal Narrative, Attachments [i.e.--list of community board trustees, other members of the organization, etc.], and verification of tax-exempt status. 

The foundation asks that applications should NOT be submitted electronically.

For more information on application procedures, please visit the foundation's website.

Funding Limitations Description: 

The foundation does not provide support for individual religious congregations. Also does not support elementary, secondary or public higher educational institutions.

The foundation also does not award endowments, grants to individuals, or provide support for operational deficits, financial emergencies, debt retirement, or annual fundraising activities.


Selected Grants: 

$225,000 to Merle West Medical Center; $100,000 to My Fathers House Community Shelter; $40,000 to Northwest Youth Corps; $20,000 to Miracle Theater Group; $8,000 to InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (Portland)

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