Who We Are

Welcome to The Ford Family Foundation

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The North Umpqua River, just east of Roseburg Photo: Gordon Cotrell

The Ford Family Foundation is a private, non-profit foundation located in Roseburg, Oregon. Roseburg lies in southern Oregon where the North Umpqua and the South Umpqua rivers join — timber country. Started in 1957, the Foundation now manages large, internal programs and offers scholarships. In addition, the Foundation makes grants to public charities predominantly benefiting communities in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif. Our heritage comes from such communities and the men and women who created them.


We primarily serve rural communities in Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif. We define “rural” as communities under 35,000 in population not adjacent to or part of a metropolitan area. The Scholarship Programs offer assistance to residents of rural and urban Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif. The Visual Arts Program offers assistance to individuals and organizations throughout Oregon (rural and urban).


We are completely separate from Roseburg Forest Products Co., a family-owned company, which continues to operate in more than 80 communities throughout the United States. And we are not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or The Ford Foundation in New York.

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