The Kinsman Foundation


The Kinsman Foundation is a family foundation located in Milwaukie, Oregon, established in 1983 by John and Elizabeth T. Kinsman. The Foundation is governed by its Board of Directors, which includes family and community members. We are a charitable nonprofit organization and do not solicit gifts or contributions. Our purpose is to make the grants described in this website. The income from our investments allows our employees to manage our investments and distribute grants.

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The Center for Ethics in Health Care at OHSU exists to address Oregon’s medical ethical dilemmas and to influence health policy. Since its beginning in 1989, the Center has brought together physicians, community leaders, social workers, allied health professionals, chaplains, lawyers and social scientists to study, teach and improve individual patient care. Its leaders emphasize patients’ rights…