About the Fund:
UCP Oregon’s mission is to support independence, productivity, and full citizenship for individuals touched by developmental disabilities. We believe in the power of real choice, real jobs, real homes, and real connections for all—a full life for those we serve.
It is clear that experiencing a full life can be extremely challenging, given the funding and service delivery systems that currently exist for people with developmental disabilities.
In an effort to remove barriers and support meaningful lives for our customers, UCP Oregon is excited to announce the creation of the Bill Porter Memorial Fund.
To honor Bill’s legacy, the UCP Oregon Board of Directors have designated $250,000 from the agency’s assets to seed the fund. Guided by a fundraising, investment, and disbursement strategy, it is UCP Oregon’s intention to grow the principal to $1,000,000; including $500,000 contributed by individual donors and community businesses, and a further allocation $250,000 of UCP’s assets in the future.
Annually, per the Bill Porter Memorial Fund disbursement policy, awards of up to $5,000-$7,000 will be provided until each year’s allowed annual disbursement amounts is reached.
Anyone can refer an applicant; however, applicants must be currently receiving services from UCP Oregon to be considered. UCP Oregon customers can apply each year regardless of prior receipt of funds. (Note: more about applying for the Fund can be found here.)
Department Directors, with oversight from UCP Oregon’s Board of Directors, will review applications for selection.