Non-profit

Oregon Center for Public Policy

Website:

www.ocpp.org/

Location:

PORTLAND, OR

Tax ID:

93-1186075

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2020):

Revenue: $841,412
Expenses: $710,253
Assets: $1,035,356

Type:

Left-of-center state policy organization

Founded:

1995

Executive Director:

Alejandro Queral

The Oregon Center for Public Policy (OCPP) is a left-of-center think tank that researches and advocates for policy proposals to expand the Oregon welfare state. [1] [2] It was founded in 1995. [3]

Policies and Projects

Economic Issues

The Oregon Center for Public Policy supports a variety of left-of-center economic policies and expansion of state government-provided welfare. This includes an increase in the minimum wage, more government funding of childcare programs, and a guaranteed income plan for state residents. The OCPP also calls for increased unionization, including “industry-wide” organizing where workers, such as those working in the “gig economy” would unionize an entire industry collectively. It also calls for more data collection on workplaces via the government. [4]

When it comes to taxes, the OCPP explicitly calls for increased taxation of “the rich” and large corporations. It also calls for changes to the state constitution that would allow for increased local government taxation, and also allow for special taxes to be levied on the sale of high value real estate. [5]

The OCPP’s economic plan is tied together with “solidarity” initiatives, including the payment of reparations to Black Americans, the return of land to Native Americans, “environmental justice” that funds “green” jobs, and using the State Highway Fund to pay for non-automobile transportation infrastructure. [6]

Abortion

The OCPP characterizes abortion as being an issue of economic justice and argues that abortion access allows for increased economic mobility. [7]

Statement on Quality of Oregon Jobs

The OCPP argues that half of all jobs in Oregon do not pay enough money to sustain a dual-income household in the state. It argues that therefore the government should enact a variety of measures including universal childcare, long-term rent assistance, increased health care subsidies, and increased Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamp) benefits. It also advocates for more collective bargaining rights and making it easier for workers to unionize. [8]

Support of Federal Legislation

In addition to work on state-level policy, the OCPP has supported various proposals on the federal level. These include the supporting the Biden administration’s proposed “Build Back Better” bill in Congress, which OCPP characterized as “the most important legislation in a generation.” [9]

Leadership

Alejandro Queral is the executive director of the Oregon Center for Public Policy, a position he has held since 2018. He previously held leadership positions at the United Way of Columbia-Williamette and the Northwest Health Foundation. Like the rest of the staff at the OCPP, his staff biography lists his preferred pronouns. [10] [11]

Finances

In 2019, the Oregon Center for Public Policy reported $1,186,004 in revenue, of which $1,175,712 was derived from contributions and grants. It reported $765,740 in expenses, of which $591,005 was spent on employee salaries and benefits. It ended the year with $902,879 in net assets, up from $482,615 at the end of the previous year. [12]

References

  1. “Action Plan for the People.” OCPP, May 2022. Accessed September 19, 2022. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EftJemFD6dtp8PKd7LQtVTAl4C2tLvf9/view?usp=sharing&usp=embed_facebook. ^
  2. “Poor Quality Jobs Predominate in Strong Economy.” OCPP, September 1, 2022. Accessed September 17, 2022. https://www.ocpp.org/2021/09/01/poor-quality-jobs-oregon/. ^
  3. “Why OCPP – Oregon Center for Public Policy.” OCPP. Accessed September 17, 2022. https://www.ocpp.org/about/. ^
  4. “Action Plan for the People.” OCPP, May 2022. Accessed September 19, 2022. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EftJemFD6dtp8PKd7LQtVTAl4C2tLvf9/view?usp=sharing&usp=embed_facebook. ^
  5. [1] “Action Plan for the People.” OCPP, May 2022. Accessed September 19, 2022. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EftJemFD6dtp8PKd7LQtVTAl4C2tLvf9/view?usp=sharing&usp=embed_facebook ^
  6. “Action Plan for the People.” OCPP, May 2022. Accessed September 19, 2022. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EftJemFD6dtp8PKd7LQtVTAl4C2tLvf9/view?usp=sharing&usp=embed_facebook. ^
  7. “(Podcast) Reproductive Justice Is Economic Justice.” OCPP, July 8, 2022. Accessed September 19, 2022. https://www.ocpp.org/2022/07/08/reproductive-justice-economic-justice/. ^
  8. [1] “Poor Quality Jobs Predominate in Strong Economy.” OCPP, September 1, 2022. Accessed September 17, 2022. https://www.ocpp.org/2021/09/01/poor-quality-jobs-oregon/. ^
  9. Queral, Alejandro. “The Most Important Legislation in a Generation.” OCPP, November 3, 2021. https://www.ocpp.org/2021/11/03/build-back-better-most-important-legislation/. ^
  10. [1] “Meet Our Staff – Oregon Center for Public Policy.” OCPP. Accessed September 17, 2022. https://www.ocpp.org/staff/ ^
  11.  “Alejandro Queral | LinkedIn.” LinkedIn.com. Accessed September 17, 2022. https://www.linkedin.com/in/alejandroqueral/. ^
  12. Oregon Center for Public Policy, Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990), 2019, Part I ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: June 1, 2000

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2020 Dec Form 990 $841,412 $710,253 $1,035,356 $1,318 N $832,069 $0 $1,043 $100,000
    2019 Dec Form 990 $1,186,004 $765,740 $904,022 $1,143 N $1,175,712 $0 $3,950 $95,630 PDF
    2018 Dec Form 990 $806,762 $698,316 $483,248 $633 N $804,321 $0 $1,497 $69,801 PDF
    2017 Dec Form 990 $648,896 $613,994 $375,284 $1,115 N $645,966 $0 $1,271 $87,862 PDF
    2016 Dec Form 990 $638,186 $634,085 $340,686 $1,419 N $637,608 $0 $0 $85,304
    2015 Dec Form 990 $604,165 $512,445 $335,328 $162 N $601,874 $0 $189 $82,818 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $470,446 $512,642 $241,999 $4,058 N $470,350 $0 $96 $86,545 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $545,915 $564,952 $283,418 $3,281 N $545,779 $0 $136 $84,827 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $481,705 $468,569 $302,340 $3,166 N $481,511 $0 $194 $75,528 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990 $494,429 $572,567 $289,408 $3,370 N $493,900 $0 $529 $75,839 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Oregon Center for Public Policy

    6420 SW Macadam, Suite 200
    PORTLAND, OR 97239-3518