3EStrategies (Bend, OR)

Work Address

  • Organization Name:3EStrategies
  • Address:760 NW York Dr.
    Suite 300
    Bend, OR 97701
    United States

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  • Mission:
  • 3EStrategies' mission is to accelerate the transition to sustainable building, energy and economic practices.

    Our vision Is that Oregon becomes a model of sustainable building, energy, economic and community development for the nation and the world.

    In this new development model: clean, renewable energy sources have replaced fossil fuels; buildings are made of sustainable materials and generate more energy than they consume; people live, travel and do business in ways that are good for the environment, good for the economy and good for communities; and we are making the changes necessary to slow global climate change, while growing a strong economy based on sustainable resource management and environmental restoration.

  • History:
  • Originally founded as Earth Connections – Oregon in 1999, 3EStrategies has grown from a grassroots organization to an established regional leader in advancing the transition to sustainable building, energy and economic practices. Initially, the organization’s focus was to educate people how to adopt more sustainable individual choices in their work, travel and recreation. Because of the public’s immense interest in learning more about sustainable living, Earth Connections – Oregon’s education programs were well received. Within two years of being established, broad-based community interest in all aspects of sustainability – ecology, economy and equity – necessitated the evolution of the organization’s mission and vision to a community rather than strictly individual scale. In 2002, Earth Connections – Oregon changed its name to 3EStrategies to reflect its focus on sustainable community and economic development.

    Today, 3EStrategies is recognized regionally as an increasingly important leader in the field of sustainability and community and economic development. We have become the first sustainability / environmental organization based outside of the Portland Metro region that has become statewide in scope. Our direct connection to the central and eastern portions of the state and more diverse and conservative constituencies makes us uniquely valuable in the passage of statewide policies and programs.

    In 2004 3EStrategies was honored as one of the “Top 25 Green Building Leaders” in the state of Oregon by Sustainable Industries Journal and was presented the “Solar Pioneer Award” at the 2004 National Solar Energy Conference .Our Executive Director, Cylvia Hayes, was recently named a “Top 50 Leader” by Oregon Business Magazine and was named the 2006 Central Oregon Earth Star by the Central Oregon Environmental Center. Additionally Cylvia Hayes and 2 members of our Board are among the 1,000 people trained by former Vice President Al Gore to deliver the climate change presentation that was the basis of the film An Inconvenient Truth. We are delivering those presentations across the state and beyond. We are also playing a key role in coordinating all Oregon trainees and providing a greater emphasis on solutions.

  • Year established:1999
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)

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Types of funding being sought (i.e. funding type)

  • Program:Yes
  • Direct:Yes

Program areas of focus and activity (i.e. funding cause)

  • Education:High
  • Environment:High
  • Public Benefit, Society Benefit:High
  • Science, Technology:Medium
  • Social Science, Public Policy:Medium

Geographic areas of focus and activity (i.e. geographic area)

  • Regional:Yes
  • State/Province:Yes
  • Local:Yes