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Detour: Road construction near Roseburg office

June 16, 2017: Stewart Parkway in Roseburg will be closed south of The Ford Family Foundation (marked orange on the map) from Monday, June 19, 2017, until mid September. We recommend that visitors approach the Foundation office from Garden Valley Blvd. If visitors do travel via Harvard Ave, use the detour (marked blue) to bypass construction.

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Resources for Children, Youth and Families

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The Ford Family Foundation works with these organizations. They have resources that you may find useful.

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Strategic Partnerships

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Collaboration

The Ford Family Foundation often is more than a funder. We may collaborate with other organizations or take a leadership role on an issue that advances our strategies. Here are projects that the Foundation currently supports:

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2017 Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts Named

June 6, 2017: The Ford Family Foundation today named its 2017 Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts, recognizing five Oregon visual artists for demonstrated excellence of their work and potential for significant advancement in their practices of art.

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Community Building Grants

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OVERVIEW

Community Building Grants: By invitation 
These grants support efforts to increase connections, build capacity and take community-led action.  Support will look different based on your community’s needs. There is no cookie-cutter approach to community building. While the specifics of the work vary from place to place, we always follow the Community Building Principles and Practices.

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2017 Scholarship Awardees

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We congratulate and welcome the new scholarship awardees to the Ford Family. As each program announces selections, the recipients will be posted here.

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Recipients announced for Ford Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program

April 28, 2017: The Ford Family Foundation has selected 46 students as new recipients of the Ford Sons & Daughters Program for the 2017-18 academic year. Full-time students attending two-year colleges each receive $3,000 annually, while full-time students attending four-year colleges or universities receive $5,000 annually. Recipients, who must be age 21 or younger, are dependents of Roseburg Forest Products Co. employees. 

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Recipients of Education for Job Readiness Pathway to Work Grants announced

April 20, 2017, Roseburg, Oregon: The Ford Family Foundation has announced the eight organizations that will receive funding through its Education for Job Readiness Pathway to Work Grant in 2017. The Pathway to Work grants support proven and promising projects that help prepare rural residents to meet local workforce demands. The awards average $95,500 over the course of the projects (up to two years). The recipients and the areas they serve are:

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Fund for Teachers Grant Winners 2017 announced

Professional development projects take Douglas County educators across the United States, and from Iceland to Costa Rica 

April 10, 2017: The Ford Family Foundation has announced the names of 16 local educators who will embark on self-designed summer professional development experiences as the Douglas County’s 2017 Fund for Teachers Grantees. The skills and knowledge gained through their experiences will enhance their classrooms and their careers.

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