Community Fund

The primary purpose of the Community Fund shall be to further worthy projects instituted and organized by charitable organizations who benefit Baker County and North Powder, Oregon.


Leo Adler was a firm believer in the importance of education. Leo did not intend for scholarships to be given based on one given criteria but a broad range of qualities and needs. Leo’s generosity has assisted numerous students obtain both their undergraduate and graduate degrees from schools throughout the country.


One of the more interesting community grants was awarded to the Baker County Historical Society to renovate the Adler family home. It was accomplished over 4 years and is open for tours during the summer months.

community fund

Leo Adler's gift to our community represents unimaginable generosity. He bequeathed his gift to us because of his intense love for this community, a love he demonstrated throughout his life. If we all do our jobs well, Leo's Legacy will result in accomplishments that will benefit Baker County and North Powder forever. Leo deserves no less.



The primary purpose of the Scholarship Fund shall be the furtherance of higher education, trades and other vocations of worthy graduates of North Powder High School, Union County, Oregon and of all the high schools located in Baker County, Oregon who at the time of their graduation are residents of Baker County or attend North Powder High School.  In addition, the trustee is authorized to make scholarships grants to recipients of general equivalency diplomas (GED’s) issued by a duly accredited institution in Oregon, provided that the recipient is a resident of North Powder School District or Baker County at the time of receiving the diploma.


success stories

In our continuing commitment to the community, we will be updating this section with follow-up stories on scholarship winners and the progress of community grant awards projects. Please check back often for stories. If you would like to be featured on our page email:


awards and announcements

The Leo Adler Selection Committee announces the non-profit and governmental organizations that have been selected to receive 2013 Community Grants. The Community Grants provide funding for a wide range of programs and projects in the Baker Community.
The total amount of grants awarded to the 49 recipients below is: $463,495.00

2013 Grant Recipients

American Legion Auxiliary
American National Red Cross
Baker City Babe Ruth Baseball
Baker Community Choir
Baker Community Concert Association
Baker County
Baker County CASA, Inc
Baker County Community Literacy Coalition Inc
Baker County Development Corporation
Baker County Museum - Adler House Commission
Baker County Museum – Heritage Commission
Baker County Sheriff Search and Rescue
Baker House
Baker Little League Baseball Inc
Baker School District 5J
Baker Swim Team
Best Friends of Baker Inc
BullDog Sports Group INC
Burnt River School District
City of Baker City
Community Connection of Baker County
Cornucopia Arts Council
Crossroads Creative and Performing Arts Center Inc
Eagle Valley Rural Fire Protection District
Eastern Oregon Headstart
Eastern Oregon Museum
Eastern Oregon Regional Arts Council DBA ArtsEast
Eastern Oregon Regional Theater Inc
Family YMCA of Baker County
Grande Ronde Symphony Association
Greater Bowen Valley Rural Fire Protection District
Kiwanis Club of Baker City
Powder Valley Charter School
Mayday, Inc.
Mountain Valley Mental Health Programs INC
Music Camps at Wallowa Lake
National Ski Patrol System
New Directions Northwest Inc
New Hope for Eastern Oregon Animals
Northeast Oregon Area Health Education Center INC
North Powder High School Class
North Powder Parent Teacher Community Organization
Oregon Scottish Rite Clinics
Oregon State Grange Foundation - Elkhorn Grange
Pine Valley Fair Association
Pine-Eagle Health Planning Committee
Powder Basin Watershed Council
Rachel Pregnancy Center
St. Elizabeth Health Care Foundation
The Salvation Army
Trail Tenders, INC

In addition, the following organizations favored by Leo Adler during his lifetime received a total of $22,750.00 in annual Leo Adler Grants:

4-H Youth Animal Auction
Baker City Fireman's Fund
Calvary Baptist Church
Church of Nazarene
First Christian Church
First Lutheran Church
First Presbyterian Church
First Ward LDSs
Oregon Historical Society
Robison Jewish Society
Second Ward LDS
Shriner's Hospital Food Drive
Shriner's Hospital for Children-FtBall
St. Francis Catholic Church
St. Stephens Episcopal Church
United Methodist Church

All applications for Community grants and Scholarships are now online. No paper applications are being accepted.