Oregon Community Foundation

Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative

A mother and child

The Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative is a multiyear grant program that supports the delivery of high quality parenting education to give parents skills that boost their confidence and lower the stress of being a parent. Nothing influences a child’s growth and development more than reliable, responsible and sensitive parenting. The Collaborative supports delivery of high-quality parenting education programs, coordinated efforts to strengthen regional parenting education systems and the development and strengthening of collaborative regional parenting education hubs. The initiative was launched in May 2010. Programming includes evidence-based class series, workshops, home visits and family events. The Collaborative is a partnership among four of Oregon’s largest foundations (OCF, The Ford Family Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust and The Collins Foundation) and Oregon State University. Since 2010, the foundations have invested over $11m in the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative.