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Local non-profits made a strong showing in a new ranking of the best charitable and other not-for profit organizations in Oregon. Deschutes Public Library cracked the Top 10 in a list of the state’s larger organizations (75 or more employees), weighing in at number five in a list that was otherwise heavily dominated by Portland non-profits that was recently compiled Oregon Business magazine. Other local non-profits were well represented in the categories listing smaller organizations.

The Growing Tree Children’s Center, an eastside Bend pre-school that was founded with the help of the Healy family, ranked number 11 on the list of medium sized organizations (25-74 employees).

(Full disclosure here, I have two children at the school and serve on the board of directors…So when I say it’s the greatest pre-school ever, I know what I’m talking about…)

Others singled out for praise in the medium-sized category were Central Oregon Resources for Independent Living (CORIL), a group that advocates and assists seniors and the disabled who want to live outside of managed care facilities, and the Kids Center, a child abuse prevention and counseling center.

Several of Bend’s smaller non-profits were also recognized, including the battered women’s support system and shelter, Saving Grace, and the Deschutes River Conservancy, a collaborative environmental group aimed at restoring flows and habitat on upper and middle Deschutes river.

The list, which was published in Oregon Business October issue, is a companion to the magazine’s well read and respected annual listing of 100 Best companies to work for in Oregon.  

The recognition is no doubt welcome news for non-profits, both locally and statewide, many of which have seen their endowments reduced and charitable donations dip amidst the prolonged recession. The fact that half a dozen non-profits were singled out for praise by Oregon Business should be seen as a testament to the good work being done by folks who do some of the most important jobs in our community, safeguarding our natural resources, culture, children and seniors. A big congratulation to all the winners and a thank you for all the work they, their employees and volunteers do on behalf of our community. Keep up the good work.

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