Our Children Oregon

aka CTFO   |   Portland, OR   |
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Our Children Oregon

EIN: 93-1310666


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.

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Executive Director

Jenifer Wagley

Main address

PO BOX 14694

Portland, OR 97293 USA

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Subject area info

Equal opportunity in education

Child abuse

Child advocacy

Child welfare


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Population served info



NTEE code info

Child Abuse, Prevention of (I72)

Family Services (Adolescent Parents) (P45)

Named Trusts/Foundations N.E.C. (T90)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

All Children Thrive (ACT) Collective

All Children Thrive (ACT) Collective is a statewide network rooted in racial equity and dismantling systems that oppress, taking action on issues and policies impacting children and families.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of meetings or briefings held with policymakers or candidates

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Totals By Year
Related Program

All Children Thrive (ACT) Collective

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

In 2022, there were 45 meetings w/ legislators about overall Children’s Agenda priorities, and in 2021, 38.

Number of concepts passed

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Totals By Year
Related Program

All Children Thrive (ACT) Collective

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Context Notes

In 2022, 9 out of 10 concepts were passed, and in 2021, 38 out of 44 concepts were passed.

Number of testimonies offered

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Totals By Year
Related Program

All Children Thrive (ACT) Collective

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Context Notes

In 2022, there were 42 testimony submissions in support of concepts, and in 2021, 59.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Policy and Advocacy Goals:
-Improve the engagement of Children’s Agenda partners
-Document and measure the influence of the Children’s Agenda
-Successfully launch a Youth-Led Cohort to support OCO's mission and scope of work.

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.

The 2022 Children’s Agenda set forth a holistic set of policies and investments this year, uplifting impactful, equitable, and community-driven items to both advance new policy and see-through unfinished business. And today, we are celebrating the progress that this session made to live into this bold agenda and improve the lives of children and families across Oregon! Over the course of a short 32 days, the Oregon Legislature advanced policy and spending that will impact Oregonians for years to come, including all three of our session priorities:
-Oregon made a historic investment of nearly $100M into our child care sector that will go towards supporting providers and increasing access to care for families across the state
-The legislature invested in taking health care directly to Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities as a strategy to address racism as a public health crisis.
-Oregonians facing immigration issues will now have access to legal assistance, called universal representation, helping immigrant families stay together.

The 2021 Children’s Agenda, a legislative policy agenda for Oregon’s future, was comprised of 11 priorities amid a total of 44 items addressing the holistic, intersectional needs of children. Centered in racial equity, the Agenda was championed by over 115 partners statewide in order to align efforts, work collaboratively, and powerfully show up for Oregon’s children, youth, and their families.
2021, unlike any other year, presented unique challenges to the typical legislative session. Whereas past sessions saw in-person engagement among advocates, policymakers, and the public in the halls of the Capitol, this year the legislative process was virtual in response to the public health concerns posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We thank our partners and the communities that came together amid these challenging circumstances to advance meaningful legislation and investments for Oregon’s children and families.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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Our Children Oregon
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
2023 2021 OCO 2021 990
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 18518.54 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.8 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 19% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Our Children Oregon

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Our Children Oregon

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Our Children Oregon’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$44,343 $77,429 $1,221,106 -$693,044 $87,054
As % of expenses -12.5% 12.1% 130.1% -62.6% 7.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$44,343 $75,654 $1,218,009 -$694,744 $85,999
As % of expenses -12.5% 11.7% 129.4% -62.6% 7.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $374,362 $947,134 $1,826,672 $1,311,137 $1,116,849
Total revenue, % change over prior year -28.9% 153.0% 92.9% -28.2% -14.8%
Program services revenue 2.4% 6.9% 6.6% 8.4% 0.8%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 35.2% 12.8% 7.0% 10.4% 10.9%
Government grants 0.0% 1.1% 7.2% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 37.1% 71.3% 38.7% 63.8% 67.7%
Other revenue 25.2% 8.0% 40.4% 17.4% 20.6%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $355,517 $642,319 $938,535 $1,107,261 $1,135,631
Total expenses, % change over prior year -44.1% 80.7% 46.1% 18.0% 2.6%
Personnel 0.0% 46.0% 74.9% 71.6% 69.5%
Professional fees 86.0% 37.8% 9.8% 14.7% 13.0%
Occupancy 0.0% 2.5% 2.3% 1.1% 2.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 10.7% 6.5% 4.4% 3.8% 3.3%
All other expenses 3.3% 7.1% 8.7% 8.8% 12.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $355,517 $644,094 $941,632 $1,108,961 $1,136,686
One month of savings $29,626 $53,527 $78,211 $92,272 $94,636
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $132,374 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $9,562 $0 $0 $2,000
Total full costs (estimated) $385,143 $707,183 $1,152,217 $1,201,233 $1,233,322

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 2.6 12.9 5.7 6.3 3.6
Months of cash and investments 166.3 97.2 79.5 59.9 59.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 167.1 93.9 79.8 60.1 59.5
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $76,639 $688,234 $446,154 $584,626 $341,102
Investments $4,849,537 $4,514,054 $5,770,698 $4,946,763 $5,319,728
Receivables $22,488 $52,803 $132,263 $89,270 $14,540
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $41,024 $23,313 $21,399 $23,399
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 81.0% 75.9% 83.6% 81.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 3.5% 1.1% 0.8% 1.0%
Unrestricted net assets $4,950,216 $5,025,870 $6,243,879 $5,549,135 $5,635,134
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $55,000 $51,500 $48,000 $0
Total net assets $4,950,216 $5,080,870 $6,295,379 $5,597,135 $5,635,134

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Jenifer Wagley

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Our Children Oregon

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Our Children Oregon

Board of directors
as of 02/26/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Ms. Lindsey Diercksen

LD Consulting LLC

James L. Crouser

Pancho Savery

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Jabin Kahl


Shawn DuBurg

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Carol Helfer

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Graham Sheldon

Sharon Soliday

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Rita Sullivan

Irvin M. Brown

Brianne Hood Kothari

Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS)

Staci B. Martin

Portland State University

Matt Bartolotti

Metropolitan Family Service

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/26/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/26/2024

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  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.