Introducing Our President
Matt Morton was selected as the fifth President of the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington. Morton took the helm on April 18, 2022, succeeding Jennifer Rhoads who led the organization for nearly a decade.
Morton previously served as the Equitable Education Portfolio Director at Meyer Memorial Trust, where he led Oregon’s largest private philanthropic grantmaking strategy focused on K-12 public education. In this role, he oversaw a team that managed more than 200 active grants and fostered cross-system collaboration with communities, nonprofits and public institutions to improve student outcomes.
Morton earned the role following a national search conducted by Murphy, Symonds & Stowell. The opportunity attracted a diverse pool of more than 40 applicants who represented a cross section of nonprofit and philanthropic leaders from across the region and nation.
Learn more about Matt in our news release and through the reflections of our Board Chair, T. Randall Grove.