Ready for School

Mission: “Move research to action by promoting cost-effective public and private investments in our youngest children birth through third grade.”

Resources Provided:
advocacy for high quality learning programs and support from birth, supporting parents and communities to be engaged in their children’s learning, promoting healthy communities by integrating health linkages with schools.

1411 SW Morrison St. #205 Portland, OR 97205
T: (503)219-9034

Year Established: 2004


Children’s Institute of Oregon

Mission: “Move research to action by promoting cost-effective public and private investments in our youngest children pre-birth through third grade.”

Resources Provided:
-Early education that supports Ready for School’s campaign.
-Advises lawmakers, government agencies, philanthropic organizations, and others on best practices.
-10 year demonstration project designed to influence policy and practice at all levels.

Children’s Institute
1411 SW Morrison St., Suite 205
Portland, Oregon 97205 USA
T: 503.219.9034 
Fax 503.419.6083

Year Established: 2010



Children First for Oregon

Mission: “The mission of Children First for Oregon is to make long-term, systemic change by advocating for policies and programs that keep children healthy and safe, and strengthen families.”

Resources Provided:
Uses research, public education, and policy initiatives to speak to decision-makers, the media, and local communities on behalf of Oregon’s children and families.

1209 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97214
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 14914 Portland, OR 97293
T: (503)236-9754
Email: admin@cffo.org

Year Established: 1991


Northwest Health Foundation

Mission: Northwest Health Foundation seeks to advance, support, and promote health in Oregon and southwest Washington.

Services Provided:
-Grants: provide grants to organizations that encourage conditions that enable everyone to live healthy and prosperous lives.
-Community Buildling-brings various groups together to work toward common health goals.
-Advocacy-pursue policies that improve the health of the region.

221 NW Second Ave, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97209

Year Established: 1997