List of Participating Foundations

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The following foundation participated in the 2019 ONLC sessions.

Arthur R. Dubs Foundation

The Arthur R. Dubs Foundation was formed in 1996 to honor and perpetuate the legacy of Arthur R. Dubs, a genuine outdoorsman, filmmaker and philanthropist.  The Foundation strives to empower youth; promote mentally, physically and spiritually healthy families; and inspire the love of wilderness areas.  The Arthur R. Dubs Foundation views grant awards as a partnership and are excited to learn about your work; eager to partner with organizations whose primary purpose assist us in achieving our mission; and optimistic that together we can improve our communities for generations to come. Click HERE to visit the Arthur R. Dubs Foundation information page.

The Collins Foundation

The Foundation exists to improve, enrich, and give greater expression to humanitarian endeavors in the state of Oregon and to assist in improving the quality of life in the state. As a general-purpose, responsive grant maker, the Foundation serves people in urban and rural communities across Oregon through its grants to nonprofit organizations working for the common good. The Foundation’s broad areas of interest include arts & humanities, children & youth, community welfare, education, environment, health & science, and religion.

Click HERE for The Collins Foundation information page.

Coquille Tribal Community Fund

The Coquille Tribal Community Fund provides project grants to non-governmental organizations in Coos, Lane, Douglas, Jackson and Curry Counties in southwestern Oregon.  The primary focus of the Fund is toward programs or projects in the areas of education, health, public safety, problem gaming, the environment, arts and culture and historic preservation. The Fund also makes grants to governmental agencies in counties that overlap the Tribe’s Reservation.

Click HERE for The Coquille Tribal Community Fund information page.

Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation 

The mission of the Foundation is to offer assistance in youth education, strengthening the home and family, youth programs, and in general to add to the quality of life for people in the community.  Geographic focus: Douglas, Coos, Lane, Deschutes, Klamath, Jackson and Josephine Counties.

Click HERE for the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation information page.

The Ford Family Foundation

The Ford Family Foundation is a private, non-profit foundation headquartered in Roseburg, Oregon, with the mission: Successful Citizens and Vital Rural Communities. Started in 1957 by the late Kenneth W. and Hallie E. Ford, the Foundation now manages large, internal programs and offers scholarships. In addition, the Foundation makes grants to public charities. Focus areas include children, education, visual arts, engagement, economy and community. The Foundation primarily serves rural communities in Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif. The Scholarship Programs offer assistance to residents of rural and urban Oregon and Siskiyou County, California.

Click HERE for The Ford Family Foundation information page.

Four Way Community Foundation

The Four Way Community Foundation was created by citizens with foresight and commitment. They wanted to make our community the best possible place to live and raise a family. The Foundation is a way toward greater understanding and caring between friends and neighbors through strengthening the charitable, educational, cultural and social fabric of Josephine and western Jackson counties.

Click HERE for the Four Way Community Foundation Information Sheet.

Gordon Elwood Foundation

The Gordon Elwood Foundation funds projects primarily for educational and human service purposes, with an emphasis on low-income/at-risk youth, individuals, and families; and leverages resources to increase opportunities for new thinking and approaches on community wide issues.  Geographic focus: Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Curry Counties.

Click HERE for the Gordon Elwood Foundation information page.

Jackson County Cultural Coalition

The Jackson County Cultural Coalition is the local affiliate of the Oregon Cultural Trust, a statewide cultural plan that raises and invests significant new funds in Oregon’s arts, humanities and heritage. Funds are distributed to local communities to support their cultural priorities, through competitive grants for projects of regional and statewide significance, and through grants to Oregon’s statewide cultural agencies to support their ongoing efforts.

Click HERE for the Jackson County Cultural Coalition information page.

The James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation 

Established to enhance the quality of life of Oregonians through support of the arts and education.  Primary interests in the arts include enhancing programming and audience building, financial capacity and stability, and strengthening financial planning and business models.  The Foundation supports K-12 educational organizations that lift or strengthen student achievement.

Click HERE for The James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation information page.

Leightman Maxey Foundation 

The Leightman Maxey Foundation’s mission is to provide educational experiences related to careers, finance and nutrition for individuals to encourage and enable them to be self-reliant, productive members of society.  Geographic focus: Southern Oregon, specifically Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Curry Counties.

Click HERE for the Leightman Maxey Foundation information page.

The Kinsman Foundation 

Funding for historic preservation, native wildlife rehabilitation and appreciation; and arts, culture and humanities, principally theatre, photography and literary arts.  Geographic focus: Oregon and southern Washington. Contact:

Click HERE for The Kinsman Foundation information page.

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

The Trust’s mission is to enrich the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest by providing grants to organizations that seek to strengthen the region’s educational and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways. Major emphases are on education, health and human services, arts and culture, science projects, and scientific research. Grants are made for a wide variety of capital or programmatic projects to both community-based and faith-based organizations.

Click HERE for the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust information page.