Matt Morton is president of the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington (CFSWW). He has been in that role since April of 2022. With more than two decades of leadership in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, Morton leads CFSWW with a community-centered approach and a deep commitment to improve outcomes so communities can prosper on their own terms. CFSWW builds and strengthens communities by making it possible for a wide range of donors to participate in philanthropy that addresses current and future needs.
Previously, Morton served as equitable education portfolio director at Meyer Memorial Trust. There he led Oregon’s largest private philanthropic grantmaking strategy focused on K-12 public education.
Morton was executive director of the Native American Youth and Family Center and the deputy director of the National Indian Child Welfare Association. He has a lengthy record of volunteerism and public service. He served as chair for Oregon’s Youth Development Council—appointed by then-Gov. John Kitzhaber—and was the first Native American elected to Portland Public Schools’ Board of Education.
Morton holds a Master of Education degree from Oregon State University, and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Saint Martin’s University.