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Foundations for a Better Oregon

Our Vision

We envision a better Oregon that hears, values, and cares for every child. Communities, policymakers, system leaders, and philanthropy forge networks of trust, honor Oregon’s complexity, and move as one to remedy the historical and emerging injustices facing children. Public systems authentically engage families and communities in design and decision-making to uphold our collective commitment to children. Together, Oregonians nurture children’s learning, aspirations, and humanity, and every child knows that they belong.

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Collaborative Research Site-Facilitator

FBO is seeking a Collaborative Research Site Facilitator to support the co-design and implementation of a multi-site community-based research project with 3-4 community-based learning programs during the summer of 2021.

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Oregon Partners for Education Justice Release 2021 Legislative Agenda

The coalition urges state legislators to invest in a more inclusive, equitable, and racially just public education system.

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Over 20 organizations endorsed the Oregon Partners for Education Justice 2021 Legislative Agenda
Carina Miller (center) with her partner, Lúkwaiya Lira, and their son, Waluxpykee Walter Miller.
Carina Miller Joins FBO Board of Directors

A longstanding leader in her Tribe and the Pacific Northwest, she brings a sharp focus on systems change and deep commitment to community.

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Who We Are

At Foundations for a Better Oregon (FBO), we are fervent believers in Oregon’s children, families, and communities. We are conveners, researchers, advocates, and storytellers. And we are systems thinkers and bridge builders, reimagining how Oregon supports every child to learn, grow, and thrive.

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What We Believe

We believe Oregon’s children are a shared responsibility. FBO's values, theory of change, and partnerships drive our work to ensure Oregon lives up to this sacred responsibility.

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What We Do

FBO is demystifying complex systems and elevating community-driven solutions to disrupt the historical and emerging injustices facing Oregon children and families.

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Our Strategic Priorities

Acknowledging Native Land, Lives, and Ways of Knowing

Our Acknowledgment

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