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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Training and Events

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Vital Rural Communities

Conferences and Networking Events

We host and provide resources for events that cover an array of topics important to community capacity building. These events are held in various venues across Oregon and Siskiyou County, including The Ford Family Foundation Conference Room in Roseburg. 

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Resources

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These resources have influenced or been a product of Ford Institute activities in partnership with rural residents. Questions? Email or call Ford Institute staff. In addition, feel free to crowdsource questions or share resources on the Rural Community Builders Facebook group.

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Leadership Class Projects

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Leadership classes (2003 - 2015) selected a project that they worked on together and completed within one year of the class. The project helped focus the course content on a real-world situation. The Institute provided up to a $5,000 match in support of the project. If your project does not fit this category, check out our other Current Funding Opportunities.

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