Beth Hays

Beth leads, assists, oversees, and manages a variety of nonprofit and charitable projects for Community Resource Trust. Beth earned her BA degree in Education through Western Oregon University and her MS in Child and Adolescent Development through Capella University. She taught grade levels K-12, served as a school district tutor, and coordinated a college-readiness grant in the 8 years prior to joining Community Resource Trust.

Throughout her time with Community Resource Trust, Beth has successfully brought in grant monies for nonprofits in the community. In addition to private grants, she has experience in low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC), Local Innovation Fast Track (LIFT), HOME, Urban Renewal Area (URA) grants, conventional financing, and equity investments, for the provision and facilitation of low-income housing, education, and other community services. 

To date, Beth has overseen procurement, fiscal agency, and compliance management of over $15 million in government funding, $2 million in foundation grants, $10 million in industry/private donations and equity investments, and $10 million in conventional financing, for a total of $37 million in sources for Marion and Polk Counties. She has also overseen management of assets totaling over $33 million – primarily for low-income housing and education. 

Beth’s personal interests include music theory, history, and human development. She immensely enjoys free time with her family and her two young boys.

Chane Griggs

Prior to Chane’s  retirement as the Regional Director for The Oregon Community Foundation, she spent most of her career in public service. In positions ranging from staff positions in the legislative branch to teaching Japanese in the SK school district to serving as the Assistant Director for the Department of Corrections, Chane primarily worked with a focus on communications and legislative coordination. 

In addition to those opportunities, Chane has consistently volunteered in her community. 

Board of Directors – Deepwood
Board of Directors – Salem Art Association
City of Salem – Budget Committee; Salem Parks and Recreation Committee; Historic Landmarks Committee, Salem Public Art Committee, President of the Salem Planning Commission (currently).
Served on the City’s Our Salem project and the Climate Action Plan Task Force

Capitol Planning Commission – Vice Chair (currently)

President of the Rotary Club of Salem (currently)
The Gerry Frank/Salem Rotary Amphitheater – chair of the selection committee 

Education

Kenyon College, Gambier OH 1973
Miami of Ohio – graduated in 1977 with a degree in Political Science and Portuguese.

Hobbies

Racewalking; golfing; cycling; knitting and time with family