Logo announcing grant opportunities for the Illinois Valley communities of Cave Junction, O'Brien, Kerby, Selma, and Takilma, southwest OregonThe West Family Foundation is headquartered in Medford and awards grants only in Jackson, Josephine, Curry, and Klamath counties. The Foundation’s primary areas of interest include: schools; youth programs; human services and other charitable causes. You can get a better idea of the type of projects they support and the amounts awarded by visiting their webpage that lists past grant awards. When you get to this page you will find two links under each year; one for the spring application cycle and another for the fall application cycle. Click on one of the links to see a list of projects and awards made in each cycle. You may be surprised at the diversity of projects and activities they support and maybe get some ideas of projects you would like to do in Illinois Valley.

Closing date: February 28, 2016

Grant size: $1,000-10,000. Average grant: $6,000

More info: See the website for West Family Foundation application guidelines. Or you can call: Carrie Hanson, Executive Director, 541-899-9976   Email: chanson.familyfoundation@gmail.com

Grant applications are only accepted from tax-exempt organizations.

Do you have an idea but no nonprofit?

If you have an idea for a project but you are not a member of a nonprofit, you might want to take your idea to one of the Valley’s nonprofits and see if they will be willing to partner with you. Here is a list of nonprofits, service organizations, and support groups that are active in Illinois Valley:

list of nonprofits in Illinois Valley, Cave Junction, southwest Oregon

This list of Illinois Valley nonprofits and service organizations will give you some ideas of who you can talk to about your project idea. Click image to see enlargement.

Did you know….

A Community Strategic Plan  makes our community more competitive for grants. Be certain to get you ideas and concerns into the plan that is now being developed. You can take the survey below and any group can request a special meeting with facilitators to discuss topics that you want to see get into the plan.

sidebar image for 20-20 community second survey, Cave Junction, southwest Oregon
Get involved in changing the community’s future.

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