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Associated General Contractors Oregon-Columbia Chapter Foundation Invites Letters of Interest for Construction Industry-Related Grants

AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter FoundationThe Associated General Contractors Oregon-Columbia Chapter (AGC) Foundation is dedicated to supporting charitable activities related to construction industry promotion, education, training, and limited philanthropic efforts in Oregon and southwest Washington. Grants awarded by the foundation support projects and activities that are designed to enrich the construction industry by improving its workforce, families, communities, and institutions.

Support of projects is facilitated through a 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.

Who is Eligible for Grants?

Qualified tax exempt organizations or public schools or institutions offering programs in construction management, civil and engineering studies, construction technology, or other construction related careers, located or domiciled within the Oregon-Columbia Chapter boundaries: all of Oregon, and Clark, Skamania, Klickitat, Cowlitz, and Wahkiakum counties, and a portion of Pacific County in Southwest Washington. In rare or special situations, the AGC Foundation may award a grant to an organization beyond the specific geographic region. Such decisions are entirely at the discretion of the foundation and there is no procedure by which an applicant can request an exception.

Applicants normally have tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and have been determined not to be a “private foundation” under Section 509(a). AGC also awards grants to applicants that have federal tax exemption under other designations such as public schools and government entities.

Letters of Interest

Prospective grantees must submit a brief letter of interest which should include:

  1. The mission or purpose of your organization.
  2. What your organization has been doing the past year.
  3. What your organization expects to do over the next year.
  4. How your organization or specific project affects or benefits the construction industry, provides education to our future workforce, or helps to build better communities.

All letters of interest must be received at AGC offices by close of business, Friday, February 19, 2016; letters may be emailed to the address noted below. Late submittals will not be considered. All letters of interest will be reviewed by the Foundation Board of Directors at their March meeting.  If your submittal passes the initial screening, you will then be requested to submit a more formal and detailed grant application for further review.

Send letters of interest to: AGC Grants, C/O Mike Salsgiver, 9450 SW Commerce Circle #200, Wilsonville, OR 97070 or email to

Questions should be directed to Mike Salsgiver, 503-682-3363.

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