A shared vision for a
thriving Oregon

We love Oregon.

The Reser Family Foundation makes contributions that transform people and places across the state. Our grants aim to provide the broadest public benefit, creating a future that’s brighter for all. Learn more about recent foundation news, what we support or apply for a grant.

Our Cornerstones

Together with our grant recipients, The Reser Family Foundation gives support across four core areas that strengthen Oregonians. Learn more about the types of grants we make.

Small Community Initiative

Our Small Community Initiative champions rural Oregonians working to bring greater prosperity and better quality of life to Oregon’s small towns. Learn more


The Reser Family believes in the value of education and established several scholarship programs for students. Learn more

“Rose Haven is proud to partner with the Reser Family Foundation to provide dignified support to women, children and people who are experiencing poverty and homelessness. Our work simply wouldn’t be possible without Resers’ support over the years.

Liz Starke, Development Director, Rose Haven

“The Reser Family Foundation strives for educational equity for children from low-income families by supporting Assistance League’s Operation School Bell program. Reser strengthens our community by promoting opportunities for educational success for children in need. We are grateful for their partnership.”

Mary Johnson, President, Assistance League of Greater Portland

Our Detroit community and surrounding areas have experienced several challenges in recent years. With the support of The Reser Family Foundation and many others, we built a community center that now serves to support both our neighbors and travelers. As a result, we’ve been able to expand our services and programs to meet the needs of our unique geographical area.

Hayden Price, Detroit Lake Foundation Board Member, Detroit Community Center

The Reser Family Foundation plays a vital role in supporting MetroEast Community Media’s efforts to inspire diverse voices. Through their support, we are able to provide youth with training and tools to amplify their voices in today’s media landscape.”

Seth Ring, Director of Education, Metro East Community Media

“The funds provided to us by Reser Family Foundation, allow us to continue serving our teens in our community, providing a boost to our program. The funds received are very special.”

Roxana Grant, Executive Director, Winston Community Teen Center

“The generous contributions of The Reser Family Foundation provides access to the transforming power of art, culture, and diversity in rural communities. With their dedicated support, children and adults are able to live their best story by accessing empowering opportunities of education and inspiration. The foundation is essential in creating more vibrant communities.”

Lynelle Christiani, Executive Director, Four Rivers Cultural Center