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The Standard Charitable Foundation Announces Grants to Camp Fire Columbia and National Center for Healthy Veterans

June 3, 2024

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Standard Charitable Foundation, one of Standard Insurance Company’s giving programs, announced two grants totaling $95,000 to two nonprofit organizations:

Camp Fire Columbia received $35,000 to build four new cabins at Camp Namanu, Oregon’s oldest continuously running camp. The renovation, known as The Sherwood Project, increases access to outdoor learning with ADA accessible cabins that have inclusive features for students with exceptional physical and cognitive needs.

National Center for Healthy Veterans received $60,000 to construct a new home in its Valor Farm residential community. During the nine-month program in Altavista, Virginia, veterans live in tiny homes in a village community where they cook and share meals, enjoy fitness and recreational activities with the goal of moving past trauma and transition challenges into a life of personal and professional contribution and success.

“At The Standard, we advocate for nonprofit organizations that support academic achievement, build social and life skills, navigate transition and foster community engagement,” said Dan McMillan, president and CEO of The Standard and president of The Standard Charitable Foundation. “The grants awarded to these nonprofit organizations embody our desire to improve the lives of people facing barriers to success.”

The foundation’s giving is separate from The Standard’s corporate giving. Since 2007, The Standard Charitable Foundation, The Standard and employees and retirees of the company have contributed more than $57 million in grants and social investments.

About The Standard Charitable Foundation

The Standard Charitable Foundation was founded in 2006 with the mission to make a positive difference by supporting community development, education, disability and health organizations. While the foundation’s broad goal is making a positive difference in communities, it places special emphasis on helping individuals and families who have experienced a loss or setback such as a major disability or the loss of a loved one. 

About The Standard

The Standard is a family of companies dedicated to helping customers achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. In business since 1906, we are a leading provider of financial protection products and services for employers and individuals. Our products include group and individual disability insurance, group life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, group dental and group vision insurance, voluntary and supplemental benefits, absence management and paid family leave services, retirement plans products and services and individual annuities. For more information about The Standard, visit and follow us on LinkedIn.

The Standard is the marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries: Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, StanCorp Mortgage Investors, StanCorp Investment Advisers, StanCorp Real Estate, StanCorp Equities, Anthem Life Insurance Company, Anthem Life & Disability Insurance Company and Greater Georgia Life Insurance Company.


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