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Education for Job Readiness Grants announced

April 20, 2017: 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. Read more »

Fund for Teachers Grantees announced

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. Read more »

GRANTS to support Education for Job Readiness

January 16, 2017:  The Ford Family Foundation has issued a Request for Proposal for projects and programs that encourage the education and preparation of rural residents as they transition from high school and prepare for work. [The deadline has passed.]


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Scholarships available for undocumented residents

December 21, 2016: Undocumented residents who meet certain qualifications are now eligible to apply for scholarships from The Ford Family Foundation beginning with the current 2017-18 scholarship application. Read more »

New board members

Dec. 2, 2016: Allyson Ford and Andy Storment will join The Ford Family Foundation Board of Directors on January 1, 2017. Read more » 

Director of Learning and Knowledge Management hired

Oct. 7, 2016: The Ford Family Foundation announced today that it has hired Kasi C. Allen, a professor, researcher, and evaluator, to be the Director of Learning and Knowledge Management, a new position at the Foundation. Learn more »

Fund for Teachers 2017

October 4, 2016: The Ford Family Foundation is bringing the national Fund for Teachers grant program to Douglas County, Oregon, for a second year. Learn more »

as We Remember October 1

September 27, 2016: This weekend marks one year since the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College. Community Care Support Team members will be offering support throughout the weekend at the scheduled memorial events. Learn more »

True Stories of Kindness

September 18, 2016: The Umpqua Story Project was formed in the weeks after the shooting on Oct. 1, 2015, at Umpqua Community College. A live event to share some of those stories will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016, 7-9 pm, at UCC Jacoby Auditorium, Roseburg, Oregon. Learn more »

New website: Prenatal-Third Grade resources

July 5, 2016: Achieving third grade success requires a strong continuum of support starting with prenatal development through third grade (P-3). Read more »

2016 Hallie Ford Fellows announced

June 3, 2016: Five Oregon visual artists selected from Portland and Eugene. Read more »

Three field coordinators join foundation

May 17, 2016: The Ford Family Foundation has hired three Field Coordinators to represent the Foundation in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif. Read more »

Fund for Teachers Grant Winners announced

May 6, 2016: Learn the names of the 21 local educators who will embark on self-designed summer professional development experiences as the Douglas County’s 2016 Fund for Teachers Grantees. Learn more »

Pinwheels for prevention

April 2016: April is Child Abuse Prevention month. We've "planted" a garden of pinwheels in front of our Roseburg office. Learn more »

grants up to $10,000 for teachers

February 12, 2016: The Foundation is bringing the national Fund for Teachers grant program to Douglas County, Oregon, to support teacher-designed educational experiences. Learn more and apply »

New program officer for children, youth and families

February 10, 2016: Robin Hill-Dunbar, a child and family specialist, will join the Foundation as a program officer. Read more »

Applications open for Hallie Ford Fellowships

January 26, 2016: The Ford Family Foundation has announced that applications for the 2016 Hallie Ford Fellowships in the Visual Arts will open Wednesday, January 27.  The Foundation will award up to five $25,000 unrestricted fellowships to established Oregon visual artists. Learn more »

Share Your Story

January 11, 2016: The Umpqua Story Project is gathering the stories and images of generousity, compassion and kindness following the events of October 1, 2015 at Umpqua Community College. Learn more »

new program officer for Community Economic Development

January 11, 2016: The Foundation has hired Kathleen Flanagan, an experienced business development manager, to be a program officer for Community Economic Development, a new position at the Foundation. Read more »

Anne Kubisch speaks about Rural challenges

December 14, 2105: Anne Kubisch, president of The Ford Family Foundation, discusses rural challenges at the 2015 Oregon Leadership Summit in Portland. Watch the video »

Four additional artist enclaves join two ongoing artist-residency programs

December 14, 2015: The Ford Family Foundation has selected four additional internationally acclaimed artist residency programs to partner with in 2016 and 2017. The programs join two other ongoing residency opportunities supported by the Foundation. Read more »

Sally Mccracken, 1928-2015

November 6, 2015: It is with sadness that we report the passing of one of our founding board members, Sally McCracken. Read more »

Bonnie Ford, remembered for a life of service

October 22, 2015: The Ford Family Foundation is mourning the passing of Bonnie Ford, the second wife of our founder, Kenneth Ford. Bonnie Ford was an enthusiastic supporter of all of the Foundation’s work and most especially of our scholarship students. Read the story »

UCC Strong begins to distribute funds

October 21, 2015: Mere weeks after the shooting on the campus of Umpqua Community College, local nonprofits are dispersing the first of several waves of donations to aid those hurt — physically, emotionally and otherwise — by the tragedy. Read the story »

We have lost friends, relatives

October 12, 2015: As we face the tragedy at Umpqua Community College, we feel the pain of victims and their families, and the pain of a community whose heart is broken. But we also feel the kindness of a community that has come together around the senseless loss of life. 

Signs of Hope and Healing

October 8, 2015, From the Roseburg News-Review: Justin Troxel, a Roseburg native and graduate of the welding program at Umpqua Community College, felt a need to help those affected by the UCC tragedy. His original plan was to weld 50 metal Oregon Heart Signs, sell them for $10 each and donate $500 to the Greater Douglas United Way Umpqua Strong Fund. His venture soon generated much more. 

Need to Talk?

October 6, 2015: In response to the tragedy at Umpqua Community College, community partners have come together to provide support and sharing. Mental health professionals are offering no-cost grief sharing. Read the post »

An unspeakable loss

October 2, 2015: We join with our community to grieve the unspeakable loss at Umpqua Community College. Read the post »

Connective conversations

September 18, 2015:  The Ford Family Foundation is pleased to announce the upcoming October 2015 release of the book, Connective Conversations: Inside Oregon Art, 2011-2014. Read the post »

update on community programs

August 12, 2015: As you may have heard, The Ford Family Foundation is expanding our community vitality programs in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif. Read the post »

Foundation to continue to operate out of its Roseburg headquarters

June 25, 2015: The Ford Family Foundation would like to assure the community that it will continue to operate out of its Roseburg headquarters, in light of the recent announcement that Roseburg Forest Products is moving its headquarters to Springfield. Read the post »

2015 Hallie ford fellows in the visual arts announced

June 3, 2015: The Ford Family Foundation today named its 2015 Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts. Read the press release »

2015 Scholarship awardees announced

May 29, 2015: We congratulate and welcome the 2015 scholarship awardees to the Ford Family. Read the press releases »

Funding announced for Protect Our Children,
a program to prevent child sexual abuse

March 10, 2015: The Ford Family Foundation announced today that it will partner with and provide funding to 11 nonprofits across Oregon and in Siskiyou County, Calif., to deliver Protect Our Children, a program to prevent child sexual abuse. Read the press release »

Dave Frohnmayer, 1940-2015

March 9, 2015: We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dave Frohnmayer. We were fortunate to know Dave personally from his work as a member of The Ford Family Foundation Board of Directors from 2004 to 2012. Read more »

New CFO to join the Foundation in April

February 24, 2015: A third-generation Oregonian is coming back to Southern Oregon to take the position of chief financial officer of The Ford Family Foundation. Read the press release »

nonprofit executive to lead Ford Institute for Community Building

December 16, 2014: The Ford Family Foundation announced today that it has hired Roque Barros, a nonprofit executive with nearly 30 years experience in civic engagement, as the next director of the Ford Institute for Community Building. Read the press release »

National expert to lead new economic Development program

October 10, 2014: The Ford Family Foundation announced today that it plans to launch a new program in 2015 to support rural communities taking action to improve local conditions and promote economic vitality. Read the press release »

Program Officer for youth development and education joins foundation »

July 11, 2014: Jeneen Hartley Sago has joined The Ford Family Foundation as the program officer for youth development and education, a new position. Read the press release »

2014 Scholarship awardees announced »

May 22, 2014: The Ford Family Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 scholarship awardees. See a complete list of awardees for each of our four programs »

November 26, 2012: Denise Callahan joins Foundation as director of Scholarship Programs.

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