The OCF board of directors launched the Regional Action Initiative (RAI) in 2008 to engage Oregonians in a new level of civic leadership and empower them to improve lives in their regions.
To support the Initiative, the board provided a special one-time allocation of $1 million to each of OCF's service regions, including Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Metropolitan Portland, Northern Willamette Valley, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley and the Coast. The Coast region split their $1M allocation between the North and South.
Each of the eight OCF regional volunteer Leadership Councils led a process to investigate the needs of their communities, identify a focus area, engage community members and fund successful strategies for change. The results from this five-year Initiative are included in this summary