Great news! We got a grant from the Oregon Community Foundation for $500 in November 2013. It’s called an “Advised Fund” and they explain:
We generally make advised grants at the recommendation of an advised fund donor; they are not the result of a grant application submitted by a nonprofit. Most advised grants support a nonprofit’s general operations or core programs.
This is from their website:
We work with individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create charitable funds — more than 1,700 of them — that support the community causes they care about. These funds support the critical work that nonprofits are doing across Oregon. Through these funds, OCF annually awards more than $60 million in grants and scholarships.