Resources for Children, Youth and Families

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The Ford Family Foundation works with these organizations. They have resources that you may find useful.

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Strategic Partnerships

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The Ford Family Foundation often is more than a funder. We may collaborate with other organizations or take a leadership role on an issue that advances our strategies. Here are projects that the Foundation currently supports:

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2017 Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts Named

June 6, 2017: The Ford Family Foundation today named its 2017 Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts, recognizing five Oregon visual artists for demonstrated excellence of their work and potential for significant advancement in their practices of art.

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Community Building Grants

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Community Building Grants: By invitation 
These grants support efforts to increase connections, build capacity and take community-led action.  Support will look different based on your community’s needs. There is no cookie-cutter approach to community building. While the specifics of the work vary from place to place, we always follow the Community Building Principles and Practices.

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2017 Scholarship Awardees

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We congratulate and welcome the new scholarship awardees to the Ford Family. As each program announces selections, the recipients will be posted here.

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Recipients announced for Ford Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program

April 28, 2017: The Ford Family Foundation has selected 46 students as new recipients of the Ford Sons & Daughters Program for the 2017-18 academic year. Full-time students attending two-year colleges each receive $3,000 annually, while full-time students attending four-year colleges or universities receive $5,000 annually. Recipients, who must be age 21 or younger, are dependents of Roseburg Forest Products Co. employees. 

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Recipients of Education for Job Readiness Pathway to Work Grants announced

April 20, 2017, Roseburg, Oregon: The Ford Family Foundation has announced the eight organizations that will receive funding through its Education for Job Readiness Pathway to Work Grant in 2017. The Pathway to Work grants support proven and promising projects that help prepare rural residents to meet local workforce demands. The awards average $95,500 over the course of the projects (up to two years). The recipients and the areas they serve are:

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Fund for Teachers Grant Winners 2017 announced

Professional development projects take Douglas County educators across the United States, and from Iceland to Costa Rica 

April 10, 2017: The Ford Family Foundation has announced the names of 16 local educators who will embark on self-designed summer professional development experiences as the Douglas County’s 2017 Fund for Teachers Grantees. The skills and knowledge gained through their experiences will enhance their classrooms and their careers.

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More in this Issue:

Working to prevent child sexual abuse

The statistics are staggering — one in 10 children experience some form of sexual abuse before they turn 18. And studies have shown that consequences don’t stop with the abuse, which has been linked...  Read More

Community Builders

When the Ford Institute for Community Building made the commitment to move from leadership development to community development two years ago, the focus began to shift to community builders. “We have...  Read More

Creating a vision

Almost 20 years ago, community leaders in the Illinois Valley embarked on a process they hope will never end. It’s the process of community visioning, or developing consensus among residents about...  Read More

Rural infrastructure

When the northwestern Oregon city of Vernonia suffered catastrophic flooding in both 1996 and 2007, the town’s infrastructure took a big hit. The flooding inundated the city’s water treatment lagoons...  Read More

Golden Spots

Art isn’t easy. An inspirational environment can help, and providing this space for Oregon artists is the goal of The Ford Family Foundation’s Golden Spot residency program.  The program provides...  Read More

Tax relief

Filling out this year’s tax return may be a little less painful for some filers, thanks to the Earned Income Tax Credit. Aimed at low- to moderate-income working people, the EITC is a federal income...  Read More

Call 211

When tsunami debris began coming ashore on Oregon’s coast, residents were encouraged to report sightings by calling 211, an information hotline that connects callers with resources of all kinds. When...  Read More

Undocumented students

Every year, The Ford Family Foundation’s Scholarship Office receives calls from school counselors and students asking if undocumented students can apply. Until this year, the answer was no. In order...  Read More

Scholar profile

In March of 1995, 20-year-old single mom Amy Van Wey was in debt and alone, living with her newborn son in a school bus in the Little Applegate Valley. “It was not a great combination,” she says....  Read More

Apps for parents

The first few years of a child’s life provides an all-important foundation for future learning. For parents seeking to make the most of early childhood can now find help — as close as their phone....  Read More

Book Review: Transforming trauma

The title of child psychiatrist Bruce Perry’s book, The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, promises a compelling read — and it delivers. In each of his 12 page-turning chapters, Perry draws on his years of...  Read More

What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick

The book contains information for managing more than 50 common childhood illnesses and health problems, including earaches, fever, vomiting and nosebleeds. It describes the condition, what can be done at home, and when to call a healthcare provider. Written in easy-to-read language for parents and caregivers of children from birth to 8 years of age.