Eligibility and Funding Guidelines
- The Harrington Family Foundation (HFF) awards grants to non-profit organizations providing health, education, and social services for children within the State of Oregon.
- Applicants must be a tax-exempt charitable entity as described in Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c) (3).
- Proposals for specific programs/projects are more likely to be funded than those for general operating expenses and endowments. Multi-year grants will be considered.
When applying for a grant from HFF, please submit a narrative proposal along with a completed grant application by postal mail.
Send requested information to:
Harrington Family Foundation
2000 NE 42nd Ave., PMB 336
Portland, OR 97213
The narrative proposal, not to exceed two pages, should contain the following information:
- A brief background of your nonprofit organization, including its mission, history, and programs.
- The amount of the request and the purpose for which the grant funds will be used including who will be served.
- A concise description of the steps for accomplishing the goals of your program/project and how you will know if the desired outcome has been achieved.
- How you will support the program/project after the grant period.
- What makes your program/project unique in our community or state.
The grant application (including a list of required attachments) and a copy of these application guidelines can be downloaded from this webpage.
HFF accepts grant applications from eligible non-profit organizations throughout the year. The board meets bi- annually to review requests and award grants in March and September. Applications must be received by the last business day of February and August to be considered for the subsequent grant awards. The maximum grant given to any organization within a calendar year is $5,000. When reviewing a grant application, the board may call or visit applicants to gather additional information. Please be aware that the review process can take up to six months depending upon the date of application submittal.
If you have inquiries, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Grant award decisions will be communicated to the applicant in writing. Unfortunately, HFF receives substantially more applications than it can support. Denial of a grant application should not necessarily be considered a reflection on the quality of a program/project or the worthiness of its sponsor. Please consider reapplying at a later date.