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Making A Difference

The Salem Foundation’s 92nd Anniversary

On May 26, 1930 the Board of Pioneer Trust Bank founded The Salem Foundation. These philanthropic citizens possessed a vision for a foundation of growth, health, and happiness for Salem and its surrounding areas. With what began as a small amount of a few thousand dollars has grown and grown, distributing annually millions in recent…

ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter

The Salem Foundation Provides Medical Equipment for Families with ALS Portland, OR (March 5, 2022) —The ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter received a $500 grant from The Salem Foundation to help fund a medical equipment loan closet which is available to families experiencing the challenges of ALS in the Salem area. The grant…

Libby’s Hope Foundation

Libby’s Hope Foundation has been serving a 17 month old baby girl, Lily, who is being treated at OHSU Doernbecher for a rare and aggressive form of pediatric brain cancer called Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor (ATRT). The tumor was found in early November through an MRI when Lily could no longer hold a toy in…