Our Mission:
Successful Citizens and Vital Rural Communities

The Ford Family Foundation serves the people and the communities
of Oregon and Siskiyou County, California.

Our Areas of Focus

Successful Citizens

Vital Rural Communities


economy Vernonia water infrastructure groundbreaking

Rural infrastructure

In last eight years, USDA Rural Development has invested $4.8 billion in rural Oregon  Read More

education Amy Van Wey with her husband

Scholar Profile

Early on, she lived in a school bus; today, she has her Ph.D.  Read More



Learning how to ask for rural's fair share  Read More

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The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog

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