1000 Friends of Oregon

1000 Friends of Oregon is a nonprofit charitable organization, founded in 1975 by Governor Tom McCall and Henry Richmond as the citizens' voice for land use planning in Oregon. Activities include defending and improving the state's land use laws and regulations before key decisionmakers and state agencies; developing and advancing new policies and programs that will help Oregonians manage growth at the state, regional and local level; and litigation to establish legal precedents and to enforce existing laws. Friends supports an extensive educational and research program in support of land planning and protection of agricultural and forested lands in Oregon, and works in partnership with local land use organizations around the state. Friends has almost 5,000 members and a staff of ten people at its office in Portland. The organization has three regional offices in Salem, Grants Pass and Bend.

1000 Friends of Oregon was a Brainerd Foundation grantee from 2007 to 2012.

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1000 Friends of Oregon Grant history

2012

$3,000 - For general support. Opportunity fund

2007

$20,000 - For general support to help give citizens a voice in land use planning and the protection of Oregon's quality of life. Conservation policy

2007

$20,000 - For general support to help give citizens a voice in land use planning and the protection of Oregon's quality of life. Conservation policy