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Southern Oregon Early Learning Services Hub Fire Relief Fund

The Southern Oregon Early Learning Services Hub has created a $250,000 Fire Relief Fund to provide funding to organizations serving families who have been impacted by the recent fires in Jackson and Josephine Counties. Qualifying organizations must serve children under age six and/or their families and deliver services in the two-county region.

While the fund does not have a request limit per application, requests should be in line with the number of families to be served with the funding. Prioritization will be given to organizations serving the priority populations identified for our region: families whose home language is Spanish; families living in rural communities; families experiencing financial hardship; families with a child experiencing a disability; foster families; teen parents; and families in recovery from substance use.

The funding can be used to 1) replace an organization's critical materials and supplies lost by the fires, 2) purchase materials and supplies needed due to the impact of the fires, and/or 3) provide other supports to families who are impacted by the fires. More details below.

Special Districts Association of Oregon

727 Center St. NE Salem, OR 97301

The SDAO Education and Grant Fund is designed to be a resource for members to utilize for education, training, and funding of various association-defined programs related to the operation of a special district.

National Neighborhood Promise Program

Through their Community Grant Program, Republic Services supports local non-profit organizations in the areas where their employees and customers live and work. They particularly look to support organizations and efforts that address neighborhood revitalization, safety, disaster relief, and social services.

Pilcrow Foundation

343 E Washington Ave. Cottage Grove, OR 97424

The Pilcrow Foundation, a national non-profit public charity, provides a 2-to-1 match to rural public libraries that receive a grant through its Children’s Book Project and contribute $200-$400 through local sponsors for the purchase of up to $1200 worth of new, quality, hardcover children’s books.

Oregon Humanities

921 SW Washington St., Suite 150 Portland, OR 97205

Oregon Humanities is committed to bringing people together across difference. Each year, Oregon Humanities offers hundreds of public conversations and programs across the state, trains, and supports dozens of discussion leaders, and awards tens of thousands of dollars in grants to organizations that, like them, believe in the power of people in rooms listening, learning, and struggling together. In their magazine and on their website, they publish essays, photographs, films, and audio recordings that explore the thoughts, perspectives, and experiences of Oregonians, especially those who have been ignored, generalized, or oppressed.

Oregon Cultural Trust

775 Summer St. NE, Suite 200 Salem, OR 97301

The Cultural Trust exists to support Oregon's cultural network. Up to 60 percent of the funds they raise are redistributed across the state through Statewide Partner, County/Tribe Coalition, and Cultural Development Grants. The remaining funds are invested in a permanent fund.

Meyer Memorial Trust

425 NW 10th Ave., Suite 400 Portland, OR 97209

Meyer is a grant making foundation that works with and invests in organizations, communities, ideas, and efforts that contribute to a flourishing and equitable Oregon.

Kiwanis Children’s Fund

District grants support new or ongoing service projects within at least one of the following Children's Fund cause areas: health, education, and youth leadership development.

Josephine County Cultural Coalition

Mailing address: P.O. Box 1086 Grants Pass, OR 97528

The purpose of the Josephine County Cultural Coalition (JCCC) is to nurture and promote the arts, humanities, and heritage of Josephine County. JCCC is part of the Oregon Cultural Trust network and is a grant funding organization with a focus on educational opportunities for children in the areas of arts, heritage, and humanities, public art, expanding awareness of cultural opportunities and celebrations, and increasing participation in the arts, heritage, and humanities for all.

Free Geek

1731 SE 10th Ave. Portland, OR 97214

Free Geek makes in-kind grants of refurbished electronic equipment to eligible organizations. The computer hardware they grant is used and comes to them via donations made by individuals and organizations in their community. It is then tested and built by their staff and volunteers. They primarily grant complete PC computer, which come installed with Linux Mint as an operating system. Recipients must be able to pick up hardware in person from Free Geek's office in Portland, Oregon.

The Ford Family Foundation

1600 NW Steward Parkway Roseburg, OR 97471

The Ford Family Foundation is a private, non-profit foundation with headquarters in Roseburg, Oregon. The Foundation makes grants to public charities and agencies predominantly benefiting communities in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. In addition, the Foundation designs, manages, and funds programs that aim to improve the well-being of children, families, and communities in our region, including a scholarship program for students attending college or university.

Dutch Bros Foundation–Love Abounds

Focused on projects and programs that support local youth, music, health, and the quality of life of those growing, harvesting, and living around the farms from whom they purchase coffee beans.

Avista Foundation

A community investment program of Avista Corp., providing funding to non-profit organizations addressing the needs of communities and citizens served by Avista Utilities in Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho, portions of Southern Oregon, and Sanders County, Montana. Application close dates: February 1 (Health and Human Service Proposals), April 1 (Education and Youth Development Proposals), August 1 (Economic and Community Vitality Proposals), and November 1 (Environment and Arts and Culture Proposals).

Wheeler Foundation

This is a two-part process. The deadline to submit part 1 of the application is February 1.  If selected, organizations will be invited to complete part 2 of the application, which is due August 1. Average grant size is $25,000- $50,000.

West Family Foundation

680 G St., Suite B Jacksonville, OR 97530

The West Family Foundation awards grants in the areas of youth enrichment, human services, and other charitable causes. To complete an application, you will need to register for an online account, located on the application tab of this website. Once your registration is complete, you can apply any time during the three month window of opportunity (December- February).

The Carpenter Foundation

824 E Main St., Suite 102 Medford, OR 97504

The Carpenter Foundation is a private family foundation governed by a Board which includes family members and public trustees who represent a wide range of experience and interests. The Foundation makes grants in four key areas: human services, education, the arts, and certain public interest issues.

Chaney Family Foundation

Grants are awarded in the areas of human services, public safety, and faith based programs. The Foundation has an online application process, and the Foundation has a Spring and a Fall grant cycle. Applications are due on or before January 31 and July 31. Final grant decisions will be announced 9-12 weeks after each deadline.

Oregon Community Foundation- Medford

818 W. 8th St. Medford, OR 97501

Statewide nonprofit with offices in Portland, Salem, Eugene, Medford, and Bend. Working alongside donors, stewarding their priorities into strategic giving to support diverse communities across Oregon, creating lasting, transformative change.

Leightman Maxey Foundation

The Leightman Maxey Foundation is a private foundation that distributes grants in support of nonprofit organizations whose services are aligned with the mission of the Foundation. Funding priority is given to those organizations serving "at risk" clients. All applications must be submitted electronically, through the Federation's online grant portal. There are two grant application deadlines a year: March 1 and September 1.

Gordon Elwood Foundation

670 Superior Court, Suite 108 Medford, OR 97504

Grants are made based on the Foundation's Mission of Investing in Southern Oregon's youth, individuals, families, and communities. There are two grant application deadlines: March 15 and September 15. Grant awards range between $1,000 to $10,000. The preferred timeframe to contact the Executive Director for the March 15th deadline is January 4 through March 5.

Four Way Community Foundation

The Four Way Community Foundation awards grants to a wide variety of non-profit organizations in Josephine and western Jackson Counties. The Four Way Community Foundation conducts one grant application process per year. The grant cycle opens February 1 and closes April 1.

Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation

2371 NE Stephens St. Roseburg, OR 97470

The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation makes grants up to $15,000. There are two grant application deadlines a year: March 1 and September 1. To be considered, a proposal must be submitted by the deadline date. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, the application may be submitted the following weekday. Proposals sent by mail, fax or e-mail cannot be accepted. Final grant decisions will be announced approximately 12 – 16 weeks after each deadline. The Foundation cannot expedite a funding decision.