Founded in May of 1930 by the Board of Pioneer Trust Bank, the Salem Foundation has a long history of serving the greater Salem community. Donors who make the Salem Foundation one of their philanthropic priorities share the common purpose of making a difference, locally.
Local Decision Making
Oversight of all Salem Foundation distributions is provided by the Distribution Committee. The Committee is made up of five local residents, each appointed by one of these: Oregon’s Governor, the Mayor of Salem, the Chair of the Marion County Board of Commissioners, the President of the Marion County Bar Association, and Pioneer Trust Bank.
Connecting Community Partners
The Salem Foundation is a flexible vehicle for donors who want their giving to impact local charities and causes. At the heart of our work is a spirit of caring and commitment to excellence. We join many community partners to help make our whole community strong and healthy.
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The Senator Jackie Winters Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Salem Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of The Salem Foundation Senator Jackie Winters Memorial Scholarship Fund. The purpose of this fund will be to offer scholarship opportunities to Marion and Polk County students who demonstrate, through the application process, that they have met and have overcome some kind of challenging circumstance(s) or obstacle(s).