Learn more about the issues in our region:

"Latinos in Oregon" report from Oregon Community Foundation 2016.

"Count Her In" report from Oregon Women's Foundation about women and girls in Oregon.

Economic Indicators by Community: Portland Metro Region Changes 2010 to 2014 one page overview from State of Oregon Employment Department.

Portland homeless population jumps nearly 10%, new count shows. Oregon Live June 19, 201. Has many statistics about homeless in our region.

The Children's Institute provides short, detailed reports about early childhood intervention, professional development for educators, and children's health. Find these reports and infographics on their website.

In 2017, five "Community Study Teams" of ninety-nine girlfriends members studied the issues and bright spots in the five focus areas we fund. Their short reports provide a sense of what was found:

Community Study Team Brief: Arts & Culture
Community Study Team Brief: Education & Lifelong Learning
Community Study Team Brief: Environment & Sustainability
Community Study Team Brief: Family & Human Services
Community Study Team Brief: Health & Wellness

In 2018, our Member Education Team led discussions about local philanthropy. A brief FAQ: "Philanthropy in a Nutshell" provides basic information about local philanthropy issues and bright spots.

Additional information about our region can be found in the 2017 reports about volunteering, giving and progress on key issues from the Oregon Community Foundation.