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Statewide Outreach Sponsorship Program

The Oregon Division of Financial Regulation (DFR) has announced its second-annual Statewide Outreach Sponsorship Program for organizations that engage in financial empowerment work and serve underserved communities. The program will award sponsorships to up to five organizations for one-year contracts of $25,000 each. The goal of the sponsorship program is to collaborate with trusted community partners in delivering financial education to consumers in underserved communities.  The program will help empower consumers to make decisions about insurance and other financial services that are best for them and raise awareness of free services and resources offered by the division.

Oregon organizations can apply to receive one of five sponsorship contracts. Preference will be given to nonprofits, public schools, public charter schools, and tribal entities currently conducting financial empowerment work in Oregon.

Organizations will be evaluated on their ability to help underserved communities, including African Americans; Latino, Latina, and Latinx people; Native Americans; Asians and Pacific Islanders; other people of color; women;  LGBTQ+ people; survivors of domestic violence; immigrants and refugees; youth who are underserved; previously incarcerated people; people with disabilities; and seniors.

This program is expected to be in place for at least two more years – 2024 and 2025. Organizations can apply each year. Future funding will be based on availability of funds and program effectiveness. The program will begin Jan. 1, 2024. If your organization qualifies, please fill in the submission form and include the requested attachments by Sept. 22, 2023.

A Zoom information session was held on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023. The session was not mandatory. The slide deck from the information session is available here PDF document icon(PDF).

Sponsorship documents:

In its inaugural year of 2023, the five organizations receiving $25,000 sponsorship awards are:

  • Bienestar, based in Washington County, which builds housing, hope, and community for the well-being of Latinx, immigrants, and all families in need.
  • Bradley Angle in Multnomah County, which serves all people affected by domestic violence. About 80 percent of its participants identify as being Black, Indigenous, and people of color, with more than half identifying as Black/African American.
  • Centro Cultural, a home for Latino cultures, serves the needs of its diverse community by promoting personal growth and empowerment.
  • Nixyáawii Community Financial Services (NCFS), which serves the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. NCFS' mission is to improve the financial well-being of individuals and families in the Umatilla Indian Reservation Community through loans and development services.
  • Warm Springs Community Action Team (WSCAT), which serves the Warm Springs Indian Reservation and the Burns Paiute Tribe. WSCAT's mission is to promote community development in Warm Springs by empowering individuals and groups to realize their potential, become self-reliant, and effect positive change for themselves, their families, and their community.

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The Division of Financial Regulation's outreach and education team can help financial education providers, teachers, community-based organizations, business associations, local governments, tribal authorities, and event organizers get the message out.

The team provides information to help consumers and businesses make well-informed decisions about finances and insurance.

We have knowledgeable staff members available at no charge to provide training, participate on panels, host a table at events, or give presentations to your group. We can customize topics to meet your needs.

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