Considering Disproportionately Impacted Communities

Because Oregon’s historically and currently under-resourced communities are experiencing disproportionate impacts of the pandemic and the recent wildfires, the Miller Foundation is particularly interested in supporting work in the communities listed below. The list is adapted from the State of Oregon's Equity Framework in Covid-19 Response & Recovery 

Please note: Miller Foundation funding is not limited to organizations serving these communities. 

Disproportionately Impacted Communities

• Native Americans, members of Oregon’s nine federally recognized tribes, American Indians, Alaska Natives

• Black, Africans, African Americans

• Latinx, Hispanic

• Asian, Pacific Islanders

• Immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers

• Undocumented, DREAMers

• Linguistically diverse

• People with disabilities


• Aging/older adults

• Economically disadvantaged

• Farmworkers, migrant workers

• Living in rural communities

• Living in wildfire-impacted communities


The Miller Foundation uses the Oregon Office of Rural Health’s definitions when considering the geographic distribution of our funding. Rural is defined as any geographic area ten or more miles from a population center of 40,000 people or more. You can view a list of designations by zip code and a detailed map of designation areas here.