2021: Celebrating 50 years of supporting communities through philanthropy
Lamb Foundation is a small, family foundation founded in 1971.
Lamb Foundation makes grants to support the work of tax exempt, non profit, public charities that fit our mission, guidelines and interests.
The mission of the Lamb Foundation is to support creative programs to improve the quality of human experience. We are guided by the values of innovation, sound management and the potential for positive impact over time.
Throughout our grantmaking, we particularly encourage those projects that recognize the positive impact of direct action, exploration and intellectual curiosity.
We focus our support primarily on organizations and projects in the Pacific Northwest United States of America.
Overall, we prefer to support small projects that can clearly articulate their potential impact. Our emphasis is in the following:
Projects to improve access to the arts and provide cultural opportunities, particularly in smaller or rural communities.
Eastern Oregon Regional Arts Council Inc, dba Art Center East
(La Grande, OR) received $15,000 in 2019 to provide access to the arts for rural youth.
Projects that help develop innovative solutions or direct preventative or restorative actions that help the environment. We favor projects that focus on the Columbia River watershed.
The Freshwater Trust
(Portland, OR) received $15,000 in 2016 to support conservation of significant streamflow in eastern Oregon via partnerships with agricultural landowners
Social Services For Youth & Children
Direct services that enhance the lives of children and youth. Our goal is to support programs that help youth realize their full potential, and to prevent future problems in society.
(Medford, OR) received $15,000 in 2019 to provide transitional housing for 16-26 yr olds. who are homeless or at high risk of homelessness.