April 2, 2016


Over the last month, Meyer has visited fourteen communities and connected with over 1,000 individuals representing the diversity of Oregon’s nonprofits, public educational institutions and government and Tribal agencies. Another 30 information sessions are scheduled over the next four weeks as organizations prepare their response to Meyer’s 2016 funding opportunities scheduled to be released on April 4th.

As Meyer staff has traveled across the state, we’ve brought together organizations interested in learning more about the four key areas we believe to be essential to a flourishing and equitable Oregon. Our visits with you have been an excellent reminder of our shared values toward service and support so that all Oregonians may thrive.

Thank you for your hospitality and candor. We’ve heard loud and clear the barriers urgently experienced by many communities across our state, and your voices continue to deepen our commitment to creating systemic conditions where all Oregonians experience the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Meyer’s working hiatus has deepened our commitment to dismantling barriers and finding meaningful, positive change in communities across our state. We’ve challenged ourselves, and we’re asking you join us in this challenge. Transformative work doesn’t happen overnight, and it doesn’t happen without you and the communities you serve. We’re grateful for your continued commitment to your communities and our partnership.

If you haven’t yet had an opportunity to connect with us, please consider joining us when we come to your community---we look forward to seeing you!