Four Way Community Foundation announces 2020 grants.
Over $300,000 distributed to local nonprofits.
Grants Pass— The Four Way Community Foundation, in its 2020 grant cycle, has awarded $316,075 locally. Competitive community grant awards this year total $158,000, for capital needs, to thirty nonprofits in Josephine and western Jackson counties. These range from $900 for a laptop for the Illinois Valley Watershed Council to $10,000 towards the community center at Foundry Village.
“Having the support of our local community foundation is not only important in providing for the people we serve directly, it also send a message to funders outside our area that our own smaller-dollar philanthropists really believe in this project. That helps us secure significant additional funding,” said Jed Keller, board member of AllCare Community Foundation, which is overseeing the Foundry Village project.
In addition, the Rose Douglas Grants, which benefit Josephine County organizations serving people with intellectual disabilities, will provide $61,500 in funding for those efforts, including $20,000 for a cargo van for Greenleaf Industries, which is experiencing increased demand for plants while striving to provide a safe environment for its client-workers.
$5,035 has been awarded in scholarships to students graduating public high schools in Josephine County and Rogue River.
A further $91,540 in investment earnings on bequests will be distributed to organizations that are the designated beneficiaries of funds stewarded by the Four Way Community Foundation, including the Boys and Girls Clubs, the Rogue Valley Humane Society, the Josephine County Historical Society, and several others.
The Four Way Community Foundation has served our area for 45 years, and has made over $7 million in grants and scholarships locally, using proceeds from the invested $8.7 million dollars in local donations entrusted to its care.
Endowment gifts to benefit local groups may be made to the Four Way Community Foundation so that those funds may provide for our community in perpetuity. Contact Four Way at 474-9774 or at [email protected] to leave a local legacy, or to make a donation of any size to our very own local community foundation.
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The Four Way Community Foundation, rooted in the ethos of Rotary, makes grants to nonprofits serving Josephine and western Jackson counties, multiplying the legacy of community support exemplified by its founders and benefactors. To request a presentation to your group, or to schedule a personal meeting, please contact Four Way Executive Director Kate Dwyer at 474-9774. To learn more, to make a gift, or to apply for a grant, visit the website at fourwaycommunityfoundation.org