Foundation Grant Program

Foundation grant programThe Associated General Contractors Oregon-Columbia Chapter (AGC) Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting charitable purposes related to construction industry promotion, education, training, and relief efforts in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Every two years the foundation has an auction fundraiser to help support the projects and grants that enrich the construction industry by improving its workforce, families, communities, and institutions.

Support of these projects is facilitated through our formal grant program. In reviewing grant requests, the foundation looks for proposals that have the promise of a broad-scale or long-term impact on significant issues and with an emphasis on construction related activities. Proposals may be submitted at any time under this program, (except for workforce development and education related grants, which follow specific time frames and schedules). Contact Colette Evers for specific details regarding workforce grants. See the link for grant guidelines.

* Foundation grant application documents are being revised at this time. New grant documents will be available in late March.

AGC Grant Guidelines

  • Who is eligible for grants?
  • Kinds of projects funded
  • Projects that are not eligible for grants
  • How proposals are reviewed and selected
  • Where to submit grant applications

2016 Grants

The foundation awarded grants totaling $55,000 to the following organizations in May:

Click here for the press release.

Additional Recipients

The organizations that have received grants from the AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter Foundation include:

  • AGC's Foundation has supported the Returning Veterans ProjectReturning Veterans Project
  • Friends of Simon Benson House
  • AGC of America Education and Research Foundation
  • Classical Chinese Garden
  • Riverbend Youth Center, Inc.
  • Hal Pritchett Scholarship
  • Portland Community College
  • Franklin High School
  • AGC/Beaverton Rotary Partnership
  • Empire Sports Park
  • Portland Community College
  • Portland YouthBuilders
  • Multnomah Education Service District – Elliot Apatov
  • Project Pooch
  • Oregon Institute of Technology
  • Rogue Valley Community College
  • Oregon Building Congress
  • Junior Achievement – Enterprise Village
  • The Schweiger Memorial Scholarship
  • Portland Children’s Museum
  • Oregon State University CEM Projects

Foundation Board Meetings

Grants are generally reviewed at foundation board meetings scheduled throughout the year.

More Information

Mike Salsgiver, chapter executive director
503-685-8305 or 800-826-6610

Kari Schoonover, executive assistant
503-685-8318 or 800-826-6610


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