OCCU Foundation

Helping our neighbors live well, learn more and thrive

Mission statement

Rooted in the OCCU vision, Enrich Lives, and its brand pillars of Member Service, Value and Community Involvement, the OCCU Foundation is uniquely positioned to harness resources to help strengthen the overall health and well-being of the communities we serve.

OCCU Foundation exists because of our members. Together, we’re working toward building happier and healthier communities. Consider us as your foundation ready to make a difference. 

When it comes to the community, OCCU Foundation believes in being big-hearted. We started the foundation in 2018 to further extend our credit union’s vision of Enrich Lives. We invest in our communities and our members.

With many charities and community grants to support, we give generously to projects that advance learning, improve well-being and support communities. In 2020, we gave more than half a million dollars to various nonprofits. This year, with your help, we hope to double our donations and impact. 

Since its start, OCCUF has donated over $1 million in charitable gifts. Our goal is to give that much in 2021 alone.

Our work is grounded by three areas of impact:



We support programs and organizations that increase access to health care, improve community health and enhance the well-being of people in the areas the credit union serves.



We support lifelong learning through increased access to education and workforce development. Our funding helps to create a new generation of engaged, educated and prepared local leaders.



We support emergent and critical community projects. In 2020, we funded nearly $100,000 in COVID-19 Relief Grants and we launched our Fire Relief Fund, which is still making grants today.

Our vision is to create a community where neighbors and neighborhoods thrive. 

As a leader in philanthropy, OCCUF works with donors, nonprofits and academia to create a lasting impact for the residents and neighborhoods of our region. We strategically invest in initiatives and organizations that enhance and accelerate the well-being of Oregonians. 

OCCUF partners with organizations like Children's Miracle Network to support the long-term health and well-being of our community.

Pictured: Alexa Sharps, Pediatric Program Director of Development, Sacred Heart Medical Center (left) and Ron Neumann, OCCU President & CEO and OCCUF Board Chair.

Our grantmaking is not a transaction — it is a partnership. Reach out to OCCUF to learn more about our grant process and to determine if your funding need aligns with our mission, vision and purpose.

Invest in OCCU Foundation today 

Your investment in OCCUF is tax-deductible and will help support initiatives and organizations in our communities that provide services related to the overall health and long-term viability of the community. 

We appreciate your support and generous contribution to this endeavor. We are excited for the work to come through OCCUF and look forward to continuing to make a meaningful and positive impact in our community. 

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