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

Early Childhood

 K-12/Youth Development

  • Institute for Youth SuccessProvides professional development and capacity-building to nonprofits and community-based organizations serving youth.
  • Search InstituteProvides research, resources, and expertise help organizations, schools, and community coalitions solve critical challenges in the lives of young people. 

Child Well-Being

  • Oregon Health AuthorityWorks to lower and contain costs, improve quality and increase access to health care in order to improve the lifelong health of Oregonians.
  • Center for Disease Control, ACEs StudyChildhood experiences, positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. Much of the research in this area has been referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).   
  • Center for the Study of Social PolicyWorks to secure equal opportunities and better futures for all children and families, especially those most often left behind.

Trauma informed Oregon  

A statewide collaborative aimed at preventing and lessening the impact of adverse experiences on children, adults and families.


Oregon Early Childhood Funding Streams Webinar (recorded December 6, 2017)

Siskiyou, California Early Childhood Funding Streams Webinar (recorded December 21, 2017)

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