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

“Working with the Reser Family Foundation has not only been transformative for Kinship House, but deeply inspiring. Through the site visits, we’ve seen the Foundation’s values and intentionality firsthand. Their thoughtful decision-making was matched by a desire to learn and understand the whole of our organization and its needs. We are incredibly grateful to call the Reser Family Foundation true partners in creating the stability children in foster care need and deserve.”

Natalie Wood, Executive Director of Kinship House

“Project Youth+ staff work tirelessly to advise, mentor and lead our youth to obtain living-wage jobs and careers.  The Reser Family Foundation’s support allows us to reach more students and provide the resources necessary to help them thrive in school, careers and life.  For many of the young people we serve, the Reser Family Foundation’s support is an inextricable component of their success!”

Carl Thomas, Executive Director of Project Youth Plus

“Oregon Parks Forever has been thrilled to partner with the Reser Family Foundation!  Of course the funds have been very helpful, but the caring and thoughtful approach exhibited by the staff and trustees to understanding our programs and needs has been a breath of fresh air!  Such great partners!”

Seth Miller, Executive Director of Oregon Parks Forever

“We deeply value our partnership with The Reser Family Foundation, who share our vision & commitment to providing equitable opportunities for our youth. Their generous support allows us to increase culturally relevant programming and career exploration, contributing to the development of a diverse green workforce.”

Jason Stroman, Program Director of The Blueprint Foundation

“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