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Grants

We can help you build your community’s future

We live and work where we serve — we are rural. We understand the unique opportunities and special challenges in rural communities. The Foundation offers support in many ways, and grantmaking is one of our most powerful tools.

Let’s get to “yes” together

We know that financial support from a committed partner can make all the difference for a successful community initiative. That’s why we like getting to “yes.”

Our grants are designed to meet your needs, big or small, and the application period is always open. We are committed to working with you to find a solution that helps you help your community.

Grants ideas

What’s your idea?

Our open grants include Good Neighbor grants (less than $25,000), and Technical Assistance grants (an average of $5,000). The Foundation also offers support through strategic funding initiatives, which are by invitation.

View our list of grants awarded over the last five years to see the organizations and communities that have received support through our grantmaking.

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Explore open grants
Funding Priorities Grants
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View Eligibility Requirements
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Application Tools Grants
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Submit Grant Reports
Submit Grant Reports

Ready to apply?

Start by reviewing our application process and application tools, and sign up for a grant info session.

We serve rural communities in oregon and siskiyou county, california

Grantmaking in action

Next Door program

Doors of assistance

In 1971, a group of concerned residents in Hood River identified a need for a residential treatment facility for troubled youth. They launched The Next Door out of a rented farmhouse, offering treatment and beds to 10 youth.
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Let’s talk

Want to learn more about The Ford Family Foundation’s grant programs? We’re here to lend a hand and answer your questions. Please feel free to connect with us through the form below, providing some details about your idea, and a member of our team will get back to you.

 If you are seeking new funding, please note that we only fund grants that serve Oregon and Siskiyou County, California.

Grants contact form

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