At the Healy Foundation we believe the nonprofit teams working throughout Oregon and Hawaii — where we live — are the experts in their fields. We do not want them spending hours re-inventing the wheel on existing programs and preparing tailored project budgets and reports unique to us.

We trust our partners to make decisions on where to spend their grant money and how to measure impact.

100% of our grants are for unrestricted funding.

Additional key points of our grant program:

  • We accept Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) from nonprofit organizations working in Oregon and/or Hawaii.

  • We accept LOIs throughout the year—we do not have a deadline.

  • If an LOI is approved, we ask you to complete a narrative application for board review. The board meets four times a year to award grants.

  • Our maximum grant award is $50,000.

  • We will accept one LOI per year from each organization.

  • To be considered for funding applicants must be working in one or more of the following areas (in addition to being in Oregon and/or Hawaii):

    • Youth education (up to age 25)

    • Youth advocacy

    • Reduction of childhood poverty

    • Climate change mitigation

    • Protection of ecosystems 

How to Apply for a Grant

If you represent an organization that meets the requirements of our above list, we invite you to apply for a grant. Please click the “Apply For A Grant” button below to be taken to our online application system. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at:


How to apply for a scholarship

We are in the process of expanding our scholarship program to reach more women seeking an education in Oregon and Hawaii. We will provide more information here when we have our details finalized. In the meantime please email our Foundation Administrator and Scholarship Specialist, Valerie Wilson, here if you have questions:

Please see below for a list of our current and past scholarship recipients:

Valerie Wilson, Scholarship Specialist, Hannah Carey (l) and Kimberly Herrera both 2009-2013 recipients.

Valerie Wilson, Scholarship Specialist, Hannah Carey (l) and Kimberly Herrera both 2009-2013 recipients.

2009 - 2013 Scholarship Recipients

Elise Heidy, Condon, OR

Graduate of George Fox University, Bachelor of Social Work Council of Social Work Education

Kimberly Herrera, Nyssa, OR 

Graduate of Oregon State University, Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Exercise 

Hannah Carey, Corvallis, OR

Graduate of University of Oregon, Bachelor of Science in Family & Human Services,

Master of Public Health, Boston University

Lorena Zuniga, Arlington, OR

2013 - 2017 Recipients

Alissa Benefiel, Hermiston, OR

2015 Graduate Blue Mountain Community College,

Now attending Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR

Harli Bowers, Prineville, OR

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO

2016 Bachelor of Science in Business Finance 

with Latin Cum Laude Honors

Natalia Menshova, Redmond, OR

Oregon State University, Bend, OR

Eliana Ruiz, White City, OR

Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR

Taylor Simon, Brookings, OR

Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, OR

Transferred to Portland State University

2017 Bachelor of Biology

2017 - 2021 Recipients

Kiana Graham, La Pine, OR

Portland State University

Autumn Fries, Eagle Point, OR

University of Oregon

Onna DeLoach, Heppner, OR

Clackamas Community College

Caitlynn Telford, Myrtle Creek, OR

Southern Oregon University

Graciela Torres, Independence, OR

Oregon State University

Abby Tescher, Union, OR

Pacific University