Foundation / Corporation
Four Way Community Foundation
Grants to Josephine County, Oregon nonprofits for programs that benefit and serve residents with intellectual disabilities. Applicants must demonstrate how they meet the qualifications for a grant from this fund and how their project will improve the lives of the intellectually disabled beneficiaries.
Preferred types of projects or programs are those which:
- Favor the “Matching Dollar” concept for non-recurring projects, especially those having a significant impact on the designated beneficiaries
- Seek to provide needed facilities or services for which other funds are either insufficient or unavailable and for which the foundation’s contribution would make a difference
- Are designed to coordinate or consolidate community services in an effort to eliminate duplication, increase efficiency, and reduce expense.
GrantWatch ID#: 180567
Grantees that are funded are required to complete projects within one year, generally June of the year following an award.
To be eligible, applicant organizations must have current tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code.
Grants must be for the primary benefit of residents of Josephine County who have an “intellectual disability” defined as follows: significantly sub-average general intellectual functioning defined as intelligence quotients (IQ's) under 70 as measured by a qualified professional and existing concurrently with significant impairment in adaptive behavior that are manifested during the developmental period, prior to 18 years of age. Individuals of borderline intelligence, IQ's 70-75, may be considered to have intellectual disability if there is also significant impairment of adaptive behavior as diagnosed and measured by a qualified professional.
The Four Way Foundation encourages organizations whose mission only partially includes providing services to those with an intellectual disability to apply for a Rose Douglas grant, so long as any funding provided from the Rose Douglas Trust is used primarily for benefits to those with an intellectual disability.
In the event a potentially qualifying organization does not have the benefit of actual testing to determine whether its clientele meets the definition of intellectual disability, the Four Way Foundation will, in its discretion, consider what other evidence the organization might submit, on an ad hoc basis, and make a determination whether the organization otherwise likely meets the objectives of the Rose Douglas Trust.
Organization must not be delinquent in filing final reports for previous grants from the foundation.
The foundation does not consider funding requests for:
- Emergency funding, political purposes, debt retirement or operating deficits
- General operating expenses, staff salary support, endowments or general fund drives
- Organizations relying on direct federal or local tax dollars for their principal support unless there’s a need for innovative or unusual programs for which direct public funding is not available
- Sectarian religious purposes (does not preclude consideration for education, medical or social service programs undertaken by church-affiliated agencies)
Applications must be mailed to the post office box below and received by April 1, 2018. Notifications of approval or denial will be mailed in early June.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Four Way Community Foundation
P.O. Box 652
Grants Pass, OR 97528
USA: Oregon: Josephine County