The Education and Research Institute (ERI) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  Contact your accountant -- Your contribution may be tax deductible. 

Your donations will be used to support the mission of the ERI to educate, recruit and collaborate to attract talent to the food industry.  This includes the annual operating budget of the ERI, scholarships, and research.  You may make a restricted donation solely to the Endowment Fund.


Corporate and Individual Donations

One-time Gifts

You can donate now using a credit card and our secure online donation form. You can also give by contacting Kirsten Ringen at [email protected] or by printing the donation form and mailing it to:

Northwest Food Education and Research Institute
8338 NE Alderwood Rd, Suite 160
Portland, OR  97220


Annual Gift or Multi-Year Pledge

You can be a committed donor to the ERI through an annual gift that helps the ERI receive the support it needs throughout the year.  You can make an annual donation now or make a pledge and receive an invoice from ERI using our secure pledge form.  You can also pledge by contacting Kirsten Ringen at [email protected] or by printing the form and mailing it to the above address.


Legacy Gifts

You can make a legacy gift by naming Northwest Food Education and Research Institute as a beneficiary in your estate, IRA, insurance policies, or other vehicles.  Talk to your personal estate planning or financial professional about setting up a program to name ERI as a beneficiary.


Donate Items

We welcome donations of items or services to support our fundraising activities such as raffles and auctions.  Please contact Kirsten Ringen at [email protected] if you have items or services of value that would be appropriate for these purposes.