Increased Capacity

Building capacity through alignments

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Rural residents recognize, own, and act on the power they have to shape their communities future.      

TecHnical Assistance grants »

Technical Assistance Grants are provided to help organizations or communities develop leadership expertise, engage in planning efforts, or advance collaborations. This concept is the core of "capacity building."  These grants are available by online request and can help fund the hiring of an outside consultant with specialized expertise. Ideally, the consultant will function as a facilitator, mentor and/or teacher so that leadership, planning and collaboration skills are left behind with community members once the consultant engagement is complete. These grants cannot be used to pay staff or board salary to conduct the work of a consultant.

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The Select Books program offers an array of books and resources, free of charge, to residents of Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif. Print, audio, e-books and Spanish-language editions (when available) are offered.

Conferences and networking events

We host and provide resources for events that cover an array of topics important to community capacity building. These events are held in various venues across Oregon and Siskiyou County, including The Ford Family Foundation Conference Room in Roseburg.  

Back fence (2012 - 2016)

A speaker series that brought in the experts — from scholars to neighbors. They shared their knowledge and answered your questions. We focused on issues that impacted you in your home and in your community. 

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The Rural Communities Explorer database allows any interested party to view census tract, community or county level data covering a wide array of indicators pertinent to community vitality. The Oregon Nonprofit Event Calendar provides one location to promote, network and coordinate nonprofit events across Oregon.