Research and Publications
Accessible research you can use
The Ford Family Foundation generates original research that goes deep into issues important to the rural communities we serve. We invite you to download any of these reports and research briefs to use in your work.
Pathways to Securing Rural Federal Funding
This report highlights the challenges rural communities and organizations experience when pursuing federal funding and includes recommendations for increasing access.
There is an opportunity to use these funds for the betterment of rural communities in Oregon and Siskiyou County, California that we cannot ignore.
Mobilizing Oregon Communities to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse
This report details the overall impact of Protect Our Children’s first seven years as a program of The Ford Family Foundation.
Oregon by the Numbers
Helping all of Oregon see all of Oregon
Wondering how your county fares in key measures such as child care, employment and food insecurity? Find out in Oregon by the Numbers — the Foundation’s yearly report that provides the essential data needed to tackle challenges in your community.
The Douglas County Infant Mental Health Project
Carefully nurtured relationships among a network of organizations have improved the coordination of services in the infant mental health community in Douglas County. Read the organizers’ playbook.
Supporting Rural Students in Oregon in High School and Beyond
This report explores gaps in postsecondary enrollment, persistence, transfer and completion outcomes between rural and urban students in Oregon. Summary briefs on male college Latinx college enrollment are also provided.
Supporting Transfer Student Success in Oregon
This collaborative research project presents examples of the positive role Oregon’s higher education institutions play in the state’s college transfer landscape.
Child Care in Rural Oregon
This issue brief investigates the economic impact of state policies that affect rural children and their families, as well as the challenges of operating a financially viable child care business in rural Oregon.
This self-directed evaluation measures the impact of the Foundation’s rural community building work.