Foundation Opens Grants for Small, Rural Communities

The Ford Family Foundation offers grants to small, rural communities for after-school programming and increasing access to health and dental services for children.

Deadline: Rolling.

To be eligible, organizations must be located in rural communities with less than 30,000 in population not adjacent to or part of an urban or metropolitan area in Oregon or Siskiyou County (CA).

Focus areas include:

  • Child Abuse Prevention And Intervention: Lessen the instances of physical, sexual and emotional abuse of children in the community through increased access to programs and services.
  • Early Childhood Development: Support programs and organizations that impact children’s school readiness, including work with families with children ages birth-to-five.
  • Youth Development And Education: Support programs and facilities that encourage the development of skills, instill values of a successful citizen and create structure for youth during in-school and out-of-school time.

Typical grants are between $50,000 and $100,000. Applicants must include significant collaboration and community buy-in (as evidenced by in-kind and cash contributions from local and regional sources). Applicants must have at least 50% of funding (may include in-kind) for the total project budget committed before applying.

Contact: 541/957-5574

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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