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The OHSU Foundation’s Office of Foundation Relations is the one-stop resource for organizations wishing to develop a partnership that supports OHSU’s mission of healing, teaching, discovery, and outreach. We are dedicated to partnering with private and corporate foundations to create a healthy future for our communities. Our team works cross-departmentally to provide a breadth of opportunity for all of our foundation partners. We work to inform our foundation partners of research, programs, and outreach activities at OHSU that align with their funding priorities.

We aim to match the interests of foundations with the work being conducted at OHSU and will connect you with our knowledgeable faculty and staff, exceptional students, state-of-the-art facilities, and opportunities for philanthropic support. We welcome the opportunity to discover your place at OHSU, one perfect for fostering your vision of a healthier tomorrow. As the fundraising arm of OHSU, we work collaboratively with all departments to pave the way for productive and collaborative partnerships, and then help facilitate the long-term relationships that result.

Opportunities for partnership

Giving opportunities, grant support, gifts in kind, donor societies, scholarships, research and commercialization

OHSU investigators were awarded over $586 million in grants and contracts in fiscal year 2021. Foundations contributed nearly $50 million toward that total, and as a result sponsored life-saving research projects, funded outreach programs to support rural areas of Oregon, trained nursing staff on giving aging patients the highest quality of care, helped uninsured and underinsured children and families get access to healthcare, improved our facilities and resources, and so much more.

Jeffrey Tyner, PhD, professor of medicine (cell, developmental, and cancer biology), OHSU School of Medicine, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Breakthroughs for better health

OHSU researchers transform science every day with their discoveries. Whether it is in the lab, the clinic, the community, or the larger world, OHSU’s work challenges the status quo to improve health for all Oregonians and beyond. OHSU deftly adapted to the challenges faced in 2020, including:

An invitation is always extended to foundation representatives to visit OHSU’s campus to investigate potential synergies and avenues of collaboration. During your visit, our team can help arrange meetings for you with appropriate members of the faculty, staff, administration, and student body who may be helpful in reaching your organization’s objectives. Whatever your goals, we will facilitate a program to meet your needs and interests.

Contact Us

Amanda Horton, Assistant Vice President of Foundation Relations

Cathy Kemmerer, MPA

Senior Director of Strategic Foundation Partnerships

Shane Jimenez

Director, Foundation Relations

Katie Slavin

Associate Director of Foundation Relations

Juli Bailey

Program Manager, Foundation Relations

Julia Schumacher

Development Coordinator

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