The BottleDrop Fund was formed in 2018 as a partnership between OBRC and Oregon Community Foundation. It supports organizations operating in the spirit of the Bottle Bill through annual grantmaking and will continue to be a growing part of OBRC’s environmental and community legacy in Oregon for years to come.
Through both an endowment fund and an annual grantmaking process, the BottleDrop Fund at Oregon Community Foundation supports larger nonprofit organizations in Oregon that are operating in the spirit of the Bottle Bill. The Fund’s priorities include litter and waste reduction, environmental conservation, environmental education, recycling, public-private partnerships that work to solve a community problem in Oregon, and skill-building and job training for low-income residents.
The BottleDrop Fund is staffed and administered by Oregon Community Foundation. Fund applicants are identified through an invitation-only process, in an effort to target groups working within the Fund’s specific priority areas and to ensure the Fund benefits communities across the state. Grant recipients are selected at the beginning of each year.
In 2022, BottleDrop Fund supported 13 outstanding grant recipients: