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 is reviewing the applications for Community Grants, announcements will be made soon regarding grants!

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.