Grants History

Since 1992, afo has awarded more than $330,000 in direct grants to organizations and individuals throughout Oregon who share our interest in and concern for Oreogn’s designed and built environment.

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Examples of afo grant awards include:

The Art Conspiracy, Sheridan, Oregon
$2,000 to $2,5000 annually over ten years for summer arts program for children in Polk & Yamhill Counties, including a class in architecture

Camp Fire, USA, Portland
$5,000 for restoration of the Pietro Belluschi-designed Uncle Toby’s Story House at Camp Namanu

First Presbyterian Church, Cottage Grove
$2,000 for renovations and a 50-year celebration of this Pietro Belluschi-designed church

Gordon House Conservancy, Silverton
Seven grants, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 for various restoration and conservancy projects at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house

Friends of Dick Ritz’s Book, Portland
$2,500 to help with publication of Oregon Architects, A Biographical Dictionary of Architects, Deceased in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

$17,750 for projects ranging from unrestricted grants to the Connections website/event calendar for design disciplines, support of Kid City and “Job Shadow Day” during Architecture Week, lecture sponsorships, Housing Prototypes project, Portland & the 21st Century School conference, and 150 years of Oregon Architecture exhibit

$8,500 for high school and university students to participate in the Oregon Design Conference

Bosco-Milligan Foundation/Architectural Heritage Foundation
$18,900 for projects from Homeworks neighborhood history program for third graders to furnishings at the Architectural Heritage Center; inventory, evaluation and conservation of 60 sets of architectural drawings and blueprints spanning a variety of building types (1880’s to early 1920’s); production of related exhibition and lecture on architects with drawings from the collection; support of Architects and Styles programs including Ellis Lawrence, A.E. Doyle; Bungalow Style, Mid-Century Modernism, and Spanish/Mediterranean Revival; cataloguing and making accessible the libraries of George McMath, Richard Ellison Ritz; and the public program, Introducing Portland’s Architecture

A full history of afo’s grantmaking is available here