Tool Kit for Grantseekers

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When submitting a grant application you will be required to provide additional information about your organization and project through several attachments (see list below). Unless otherwise specified below, you may submit this information in a document that works best for you (as long as it includes the same information as our form). You also should review "Prepare to Complete Your Grant Application."

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Glossary

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501(c)(3):  Section of the Internal Revenue Code that designates an organization as charitable and tax-exempt.  

509(a): Section of the tax code that defines public charities (as opposed to private foundations). A 501(c)(3) organization must also have a 509(a) designation to further define the agency as a public charity.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Apply for a Grant

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The Ford Family Foundation only accepts requests for funding through our online application process.  

STEP 1: Read about our Grants. Determine if your project or program fits one of our programs and meets our guidelines.

STEP 2: Make sure  your organization and project or program is eligible for funding.

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Good Neighbor Grants

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Good Neighbor Grants: OPEN
The Ford Family Foundation works to provide small grants to organizations in response to unexpected needs or simple projects. These grants are highly competitive and limited. A shorter application is used, and the requests are reviewed by staff regularly. If your project does not fit this category, check out our other Current Funding Opportunities.

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Community Building Spaces

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Community Building Spaces Capital Grants: OPEN
Encourage civic participation, community collaboration and other ways of bringing residents together for the well-being of the community. Grants support the development of physical places that are open to the public and have multiple uses. 

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Current Funding Opportunities

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The Ford Family Foundation makes grants to public charities that predominantly benefit small communities in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif. We respond to grant requests initiated by a nonprofit organization through our online application. We occasionally use a Request for Proposal (RFP) to target grants for programs and projects that best support the Foundation’s goals.

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Grants

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The Ford Family Foundation makes grants to public charities that predominantly benefit small communities in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif. Our mission can be achieved in part by directing grant resources to projects and programs which align with our grant guidelines. We respond to grant requests initiated by a non-profit organization through our online application. We occasionally use a Request for Proposal (RFP) to target grants for programs and projects that best support the Foundation’s goals.

predominantly benefiting small communities

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Fellowships

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Hallie Ford Fellowships in the Visual Arts »

The Foundation awards up to five annual fellowships, each in the amount of $25,000, to Oregon visual artists who have demonstrated sophisticated practice and significant potential. 

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