The Collins Foundation is an independent, private foundation that was created in 1947 by Truman W. Collins Sr. and other members of the family of E.S. Collins. The Foundation exists to improve, enrich, and give greater expression to humanitarian endeavors in the state of Oregon and to assist in improving the quality of life in the state.
As a general-purpose, responsive grant maker, the Foundation serves people in urban and rural communities across Oregon through its grants to nonprofit organizations working for the common good. The Foundation's broad areas of interest include arts & humanities, children & youth, community welfare, education, environment, health & science, and religion.