Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
At OCF, we believe in advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in our work to fulfill our mission and achieve our vision.
Oregon's communities are far more diverse and complex than they were throughout much of the state's history and in coming times will reflect the diversity of the world.
OCF believes that persistent disparities based on such characteristics as race, gender, national origin, ethnicity, culture, disability, age, faith, gender identity and sexual orientation - together with barriers imposed by poverty - prevent OCF's vision of a healthy, thriving, sustainable Oregon from being fully realized.
Individually and institutionally, Oregonians must be committed to move forward as one state. As we do, we will discover that we are stronger economically, richer culturally, healthier physically and mentally, and better prepared educationally to meet the challenges we face together. Real change is seldom easy to achieve, and it requires strong, intentional leadership supported by open participation and wisdom of many.