About Matt Morton

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Matt Morton became the fifth President of the Community Foundation in 2022, binging more than two decades of leadership in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Previously, Morton was the Equitable Education Portfolio Director at Meyer Memorial Trust, where he managed a team that steered the state’s largest private grantmaking strategy focused on K-12 public education.

Morton earned his Master of Education degree from Oregon State University and cultivated his deep passion for nonprofit work while volunteering as a board member. In 2005, he joined the National Indian Child Welfare Association, eventually becoming its Deputy Director before moving on to serve as Executive Director at the Native American Youth and Family Center.

Outside the office, Morton volunteers regularly to support the communities and causes he cares deeply about. He and his wife, Courtaney, are also avid soccer fans because they love cheering on their son, Marcus. When they’re not at the pitch, you might catch them up skiing, enjoying live music or taking walks with their dog, Penny.

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Recent Posts by Matt Morton

2023 Year in Review: Strengthening Our Roots to Reach Even Higher

January 31st, 2024

Last month bookended my first full calendar year serving as President of the Community Foundation, and I used the milestone to reflect on our 2023 highlights. As I looked back on our work — both internally and with our dynamic network of partners — I saw a common thread that also tied into the theme of …

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Fostering Growth Within Our Team

June 29th, 2023

Watching a colleague leave the office for the last time is always difficult. On a small staff, I can say it’s even harder, but it also brings an opportunity to continue fostering growth within our team.

This year, we are saying farewell to two of our amazing team members. Our Chief Financial Officer, Pam Cabanatuan, plans …

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Community Guided: Planning A Framework for Our Future

January 10th, 2023

The world is increasingly complex. As a nonprofit executive, I see a variety of factors that influence our work shifting on what seems like a daily basis. While planning in this environment is particularly difficult, times like these are precisely why plans exist. Organizations need a strategic framework to move successfully from point A to …

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