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Rural advocates, thought leaders, students and community builders are leading our region toward a stronger, more inclusive future for children and their families. Read their stories here. Looking for Foundation news? See our latest press releases.


Roseburg Oregon

Our journey ahead

As The Ford Family Foundation navigated the tumultuous events of the last two years, our staff and Board took a hard look at how we can be the most effective stewards of the generous gifts from Kenneth Ford and Hallie Ford.
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community building Douglas county

It started with breakfast

Life can be challenging for children who live with chronic health conditions. When they also experience adverse family or community circumstances — poverty, foster care, substance abuse or the death of a parent — their chances of thriving decline dramatically.
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Ford Scholar Alumni Leadership Council

From board to council

With the blessing of founding members, the Ford Scholar Alumni Association dissolved as an independent nonprofit in 2021 and moved under the umbrella of The Ford Family Foundation.
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Mabel and the Fire book

Processing wildfire trauma

When Roseburg author Alison Hinson published her children’s book Mabel and the Fire, she had no idea how quickly it would become relevant in her home county.
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