To apply for a grant, please fill out the application available when you click the button below.


With the Salem Foundation we provide flexible donation options. Simply click the Give Now or Give Later button below. All donations are tax deductible!

Making A Difference

Salem Harvest

Salem Foundation is proud to fund Salem Harvest, a non-profit organization that connects farmers and backyard growers with volunteer pickers to harvest fruits and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste. Salem Harvest has as its principal purpose the distribution of food without charge to children or homeless, unemployed, elderly or low-income individuals. Grant funds…

Marion Polk Food Share

The Salem Foundation The Salem Foundation funded a new refrigerated van for the Marion-Polk Food Share, significantly extending the reach of food deliveries to families and individuals across the Willamette Valley. Every month more than 46,000 individuals–including 15,000 children–receive food assistance in Marion and Polk counties. These meals may come from an emergency food box…

SMART Reading

Funding from the Salem Foundation helped SMART Reading provide 7,408 books to 1,107 kids throughout Salem and Marion County from November 2020 – June 2021. SMART Reading pairs an adult volunteer with children for weekly one-on-one reading sessions. Volunteers model the joy of reading, while supporting the child’s efforts to read independently. The third grade reading…