Children, Youth and Families

Focused on education and well being

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Our goal

The Children, Youth and Families department works to increase the number of children in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif., who are healthy, kindergarten ready and later will succeed in school and beyond.  

What We Do

We focus on the youngest members of our rural population, prenatal to age 18. We work with partners, grantees, families and rural communities to support kindergarten-readiness efforts — prenatal until a child enters school, ready to learn. We then support efforts that help youth and their families succeed and be prepared for life after graduation. For children and youth to be successful, they need to be nurtured, have access to health services, and be free from abuse and neglect. Meeting these needs will lead them to a successful transition to postsecondary education and to positive life-long outcomes.  

Children, youth and families Funding Opportunties

Children, Youth and Family Grants: OPEN
Programs, projects, operating support, capital projects, capacity building, and/or  research that contribute to success in the early years. 
Typical Grant Range:  $10,000 - $250,000

Good Neighbor Grants: OPEN
Funds for unexpected needs/small projects
Typical Grant Range: $1,000 to $10,000. 

Technical Assistance Grants: OPEN
Funds for organizational capacity building  
Typical Grant Range: Up to $5,000 

Current Funding Opportunities »

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