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Eligibility

Who do we fund?

The Ford Family Foundation supports a wide range of organizations, with most of our grants awarded to 501(c)(3) nonprofits, governmental agencies and tribal nations.

Our grantees are largely based in Oregon and Siskiyou County, California, but we occasionally fund organizations from other states if the beneficiaries of their work are the people or communities in our region and their initiatives align with our funding priorities.

Eligibility details

  • The geographic focus of the proposed project should be largely (60% or more) for the benefit of residents of rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. We define “rural” as communities with populations of 35,000 or less and not adjacent to (or part of) an urban or metropolitan area of 50,000 or more.
  • The organization should be up to date in filing final reports for any previous grants from the Foundation.
  • If the organization has received funding from the Foundation within the previous 12 months, please check with the Foundation’s staff before applying again for support.
  • We do not make grants to individuals (except through programs where recipients are chosen by a grantee institution).
  • We do not make grants to organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, ability, gender, religion or any other protected status.
  • We do not fund debt retirement, reserve accounts or endowments or to help defray deficits.
  • We do not support efforts to carry out propaganda, proselytize, influence elections or affect legislation.
Ford Family Foundation Grant Eligibility

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We serve rural communities in oregon and siskiyou county, california

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.

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