Logo for grant opportunities in Cave Junction, southwest OregonUmpqua Bank awards grants to support programs in two areas of emphasis:

1) Youth Development and Education
These are regarded to be programs that create opportunities for early childhood and K-12 youth to fulfill their educational experience, promote their well-being and inspire them to reach their full potential. Some examples include: early childhood learning, childhood hunger, achieving benchmarks in literacy and math, parent engagement and support, positive youth development, Arts Access for youth.

2) Economic Opportunity
This includes organizations that promote stability in neighborhoods through assistance to low-to-moderate income individuals and families. Some examples include: financial education, affordable housing, college, tech and career readiness, asset building for individuals and families.

Closing date: March 31, 2016

Grant size: $2,500-$10,000

More info: See their application guidelines

Don’t have nonprofit status?

If you are not a member of a nonprofit, you may want to contact Umpqua Bank and ask if they allow a nonprofit to use their 501c3 status to apply for a grant on your behalf.

Did you know….

A Community Strategic Plan  makes our community more competitive for grants. A new plan is currently being developed and you are encouraged to get your project ideas and concerns incorporated into the plan. A good place to start is by taking the community survey (see link below) and assure your friends do the same. If you have a group of people with a special concern you want to see addressed in this plan, you can request a meeting that focuses on that topic. These meetings need to take place before the middle of March to assure that this information can be incorporated into the final plan when it is produced at the end of March.

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