Environment Oregon Research and Policy Center (EORPC), the new home of the Oregon Public Interest Research Group's (OSPIRG) environmental programs, is a statewide, citizen-based advocacy organization. With a 30-year history in Oregon, it combines research and education to promote responsible environmental policies in the state. Its 501(c)(4) sister, Environment Oregon, is supported by a canvass and major donors, enabling it to conduct lobbying and legislative activities.
Environment Oregon Research and Policy Center became a Brainerd Foundation grantee in 2008.
$35,000 - For policy and program work to protect Oregon's air, water and open spaces. Conservation policy