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The Whipple Foundation Fund Grant

Grants to Douglas County, Oregon Nonprofits, Libraries, and Schools
for Early Childhood Education and Civic Engagement

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) - Whipple Foundation Fund

Deadline Date:

07/15/19

Description:

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Grants to Douglas County, Oregon nonprofits, libraries, and schools for programs in the areas of early childhood education, library support and development, and civic engagement and leadership development. Funding is intended to facilitate, improve, and enhance lifelong learning for the citizens of Douglas County.

The Whipple Foundation Fund advisory committee will consider the following issues as they deliberate and make recommendations to the OCF board of directors for grants from The Whipple Foundation Fund:

Libraries:
The Whipple Foundation Fund wishes to support the reopening of libraries that used to be part of the Douglas County Library System. This includes support of individual libraries, efforts to collaborate, and efforts to work toward reestablishing shared collections. Ongoing operating support will be considered if there are clear plans that lead to sustainable funding from the community. While all libraries in Douglas County are eligible to apply, emphasis is placed on the reopening of the Mildred Whipple Library in Drain.

Encouraging Civic Engagement And Leadership Development:
The Whipple Foundation Fund intends to make an annual grant to the American Leadership Forum to support the participation of a Douglas County emerging leader.

Early Childhood Programs from Prenatal to Kindergarten Readiness:
The Whipple Foundation Fund will place emphasis on funding strategic initiatives to address school readiness and healthy families in collaboration with other funders. This may include programs that support prenatal and women’s health, parenting education, child abuse prevention, and school readiness.

While the above-stated priorities will receive high consideration, other projects that support the education of the citizens of Douglas County may apply.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165769

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations, schools, and libraries serving Douglas County are eligible to apply.

If you are a school applying for assistance for student teams (such as FBLA, FFA, etc.) to attend national conferences or state conventions please contact Joan Kerns for special application instructions. (No athletic teams).

Pre-Application Information:

There are two grant deadlines annually: January 15 for a spring OCF board decision and July 15 for a fall OCF board decision.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please email completed applications to: advisedfunds@oregoncf.org

Joan Kerns, Donor Relations Officer, Southern Willamette Valley
jkerns@oregoncf.org
541-431-7099

The Oregon Community Foundation
The Whipple Foundation Fund
440 East Broadway, Suite 160
Eugene, OR 97401

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon: Douglas County