Frequently Asked Questions

About The Ford Family Foundation

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The North Umpqua River, just east of Roseburg Photo: Gordon Cotrell

Where is the foundation located?

The Ford Family Foundation is a private, non-profit foundation located in Roseburg, Oregon. Roseburg lies in southern Oregon where the North Umpqua and the South Umpqua rivers join — timber country. A Scholarship Office in Eugene, Oregon, supports Foundation scholarship recipients attending college or university. 

what kinds of assistance does the foundation provide?

We manage large, internal programs and offer scholarships. In addition, we make grants to public charities predominantly benefiting communities in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif. We define “rural” as communities under 30,000 in population not adjacent to or part of a metropolitan area. 

where does the foundation work?

We make grants to public charities predominantly benefiting communities in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif. We award scholarships to students throughout the state of Oregon (including urban areas) and Siskiyou County, Calif.  Our VIsual Arts Program offers assistance to individuals and organizations throughout the state of Oregon (including urban areas).

Does the Foundation accept scholarship applications from students in urban areas? 

Yes. We accept scholarship applications from students throughout the state of Oregon (including urban areas) and Siskiyou County, Calif.  

is the foundation part of roseburg forest products?

No. We are completely separate from Roseburg Forest Products Co., a family-owned company, which continues to operate in more than 80 communities throughout the United States.

Is the foundation affiliated with the ford motor company?

No. We are not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or The Ford Foundation in New York.

who were the founders of the ford family foundation?

Kenneth W. Ford and Hallie E. Ford. Learn more about them here.

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