Who We Are
Our Land Acknowledgement Statement
Our Equity Statement
Our Children Oregon
Our Children Oregon is a statewide advocacy and child abuse prevention non-profit organization. We are committed to whole-child well-being and advancing equitable policymaking in support of a just and fair Oregon where all children thrive. To achieve this, we advocate with and for systemically excluded communities for policies and solutions grounded in equity, resource youth to self-advocate, and connect, learn, and engage with Oregon communities to collaboratively activate meaningful change.
Our Children Oregon is committed to advancing the common good of all Oregon children, ensuring all children have the resources and opportunities they need to reach their full potential.
We envision an Oregon where each child is seen, nurtured, and valued for the unique assets and contributions they bring to our state.
Our Values make up what matters most to us. This is what we stand for, what motivates us, and what guides our decision making:
We advocate and prioritize solutions that address intersecting racial and systemic disparities, improving outcomes for all.
We champion the
We recognize how issues are interconnected and act to holistically improve child well-being.
We hold the
We take informed action to invest in children and families in support of Oregon’s future.
We practice COLLABORATION
We listen, amplify, and bring together diverse partners and communities for meaningful change.
We envision a future where children and communities are valued and connected.
We choose JOY
We practice gratitude, embrace emergence, and celebrate relationships, wins, and possibilities.
Our Legacy Organizations
Combining Efforts to Make the Biggest Impact
After working in partnership for three years, Children First for Oregon (CFFO) and The Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon (CTFO) merged to form Our Children Oregon. A new strategic plan and merger was unanimously approved by both boards to build a stronger, united, and more impactful organization which launched January 1, 2020 as Our Children Oregon (OCO). Both CFFO and CTFO have long, rich histories of advocating for Oregon’s children. CFFO was founded in 1991 with a mission to empower communities to advocate for kids so all children in Oregon can thrive. CFFO has improved children’s lives by galvanizing community support and informing decision-makers about the solutions kids need. CTFO began in 1985 as an entity sponsored by the state, working in collaboration with service providers, state agencies, and other leaders in child abuse prevention.