The Ford Family Foundation offers grants to small, rural communities for after-school programming and increasing access to health and dental services for children. The foundation distributed $26 million last year.
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).
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. Other focus areas include: community development; critical needs; prenatal care; youth development or child abuse prevention.
Info: 541/957-5574 or www.tfff.org