Inukai Family Foundation Grant

Inukai Family Foundation

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Grant amount: US $300 - US $1,000

Anticipated deadline: Oct 15, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit College / University Elementary / Secondary School

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research, Project / Program

Location of project: Idaho, Oregon, Counties in Washington: Clark County, Cowlitz County, Grays Harbor County Show all

Location of residency: Idaho, Oregon, Counties in Washington: Clark County, Cowlitz County, Grays Harbor County Show all

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About this funder:



The Inukai Family Foundation was established in honor of Richard Michael “Dick” Inukai.

Born May 25, 1943 to Tom and Mecha Inukai in a Japanese internment camp in Tule Lake, California, Dick’s parents moved to Hood River while he was an infant, and later relocated the family to Portland where his father owned a gasoline service station.

A graduate of Madison High School, Dick joined the Marine Corps where he served four years as a reserve. Eventually, Dick’s love of cars drove him into the automobile industry in 1962 when he took his first job with a local auto dealership as a salesperson.

Dick quickly established himself as a top salesman and worked his way up the ladder. Inukai found his way into ownership with his first auto franchise at the young age of 30.

Coming to Hillsboro in the early 1970’s, Inukai later acquired what is now known as Dick’s Country Chrysler Jeep Dodge and in 1994 became a full partner in Dick’s Mackenzie Ford. Hard work, honesty and integrity were the foundation of Dick’s business dealings which quickly endeared him to the local business community. Dick’s philosophy on running his business was simply never asking anyone to do something he would not do himself.

Inukai devoted much of his work in the community to dozens of organizations with causes that impact children, such as providing books and readers to elementary schools through Operation Outreach; providing food, gifts and adopt-a-family coordination during the holidays for the Domestic Violence Resource Center; and with Hillsboro Parks and Recreation.

Areas of Support

The Foundation supports the legacy of Richard M. (Dick) Inukai to help make society better by supporting organizations serving children, underprivileged youth, minorities, seniors, health care and education.

The Foundation funding priorities are: Education; Community and Social Services; and Health Care and Medical Research.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The Inukai Family Foundation supports 501(c) (3) nonprofit organizations that make a measurable difference within the communities of Oregon, Idaho and Southwest Washington.