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

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awards and announcements

The Leo Adler Selection Committee announces the non-profit and governmental organizations that have been selected to receive 2014 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 48 recipients below is: $451,000.00

2014 Grant Recipients

Baker City Babe Ruth Baseball

Baker City Bandstand

Baker City First Presbyterian Church

Baker City Lions Club

Baker Community Choir

Baker Community Concert Association

Baker County CASA, Inc.

Baker County Community Literacy Coalition Inc.

Baker County Development Corporation

Baker County Library District

Baker County Museum Commission

Baker County Sheriff Search and Rescue

Baker County YMCA

Baker Little League Baseball Inc.

Baker Loves Bikes

Baker Middle School

Baker Swim Team

Best Friends of Baker Inc.

BRIARR House Inc.

Burnt River School District

City of Baker City – Sam-O Swim

Cornucopia Arts Council

Crossroads Creative and Performing Arts Center Inc.

Eagle Valley Grange #656

Eastern Oregon Regional Theater Inc.

Friends of the Sumpter Valley Dredge

Grande Ronde Symphony Association

Greater Bowen Valley Rural Fire Protection District

Haines Elementary School

Historic Baker City Charitable Fund LTD

Inland Northwest Musicians Inc.

Mayday, Inc.

Music Camps at Wallowa Lake

North Powder Charter School

North Powder Parent Community Organization

Northeast Oregon Area Health Education Center INC

Northeast Oregon Compassion Center Inc.

Oregon Children’s Foundation

Pine Eagle Charter School

Pine Eagle Health Planning Committee

Pine Valley Cross Country Ski Club

Rachel Pregnancy Center

Special Olympics Oregon Inc.

St. Elizabeth Health Care Foundation

St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center

Sumpter Valley railroad Restoration

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-Football

St. Francis Catholic Church

St. Stephens Episcopal Church

United Methodist Church

Additional information regarding the Leo Adler Foundation and Community Fund can be found on this site. All applications for Community grants and Scholarships are now online. No paper applications are being accepted.