Four Way Community Foundation announces new March 1 deadline for Rose Douglas grant program.

by | Dec 31, 2020 | Nonprofit, Schools, Youth

 Grants Pass— The Four Way Community Foundation has moved the window for submission of applications to the Rose Douglas grant program to January 1, 2021 through March 1, 2021. In previous years, the deadline had been April 1. The change will give board members more time to focus exclusively on Rose Douglas applications, before the Community Grants program deadline, which remains April 1st.
Rose Douglas Grants are funded by an endowment from longtime local educator Rose Douglas, whose son Gary had Down Syndrome, and who wished to build a more enriching environment for residents like him. The grants benefit Josephine County organizations serving people with intellectual disabilities. In the 2020 granting cycle, $61,500 was provided locally through this program.
Organizations serving Josephine County residents with intellectual disabilities are encouraged to apply for funding, which may be capital, program-related, or operational in nature. Full details are on the website at Applicants should carefully read all guidelines before proceeding to the details for the Rose Douglas program. A firm nondiscrimination policy requirement applies.
The Community Grants application window remains February 1 through April 1. Community Grants may be up to $10,000, are capital in nature, and are available to nonprofits serving Josephine and western Jackson counties.
Groups new to either grant program are especially encouraged to apply. A video meeting to introduce applicants to the Rose Douglas program and to answer questions is offered on January 6th. A Community Grants applicant information session will be held January 12. Request the registration link for either meeting by email to [email protected].
“Smaller or newer groups that might be intimidated by grants should go ahead and start with Four Way,” suggested Ray Dinkins of Women’s Crisis Support Team, which utilizes Rose Douglas funding to assist clients with special needs. “They keep the process simple and will assist local groups every step of the way.”
The Four Way Community Foundation has served our area for 45 years, and has given over $7 million in grants and scholarships locally, using proceeds from the invested $9.8 million dollars in local donations entrusted to its care.
Endowment gifts to benefit local groups or fields of interest 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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