Four Way Community Foundation gives over $637,000 locally.

by | May 11, 2023 | Uncategorized

News Release

FOR RELEASE: May 11, 2023

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Kate Dwyer 541 787-5283

Four Way Community Foundation gives over $637,000 locally.
Annual grants, library crowdfund match, and endowment distributions add up to the largest giving year in the history of the foundation.

Grants Pass, Ore., May 11, 2023—

In its largest-ever amount of annual community support, the Four Way Community Foundation is giving over $637,000 to nonprofit organizations in Josephine and western Jackson counties. Community Grants awarded to 36 nonprofit organizations for capital needs totaled $232,500, and seven groups serving people with intellectual disabilities shared $57,700 in grants from the Rose Douglas Trust. The Four Way Community Foundation will issue over $97,000 in donor-directed endowment distributions. Also, the Foundation has matched $250,000 of the money raised by our community to help purchase the property for our future downtown library.

“Community members have invested in the Foundation for 48 years. As a direct result of their generosity, today the Four Way Community Foundation is able to make more gifts of more kinds than ever before,” said Board President Greg Fishwick. “The growth of our investments allows us to support our nonprofit community’s vital contributions to local quality of life, as well as look forward to our bright shared future.”

Donor advised funds and customized endowments for local charities can be established with the Four Way Community Foundation by calling 541 474-9774. Proceeds from investments build a brighter future right here. Learn more about your community foundation at

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The Four Way Community Foundation improves greater Josephine County by using the proceeds from philanthropic gifts to strengthen local nonprofit organizations, and by helping those groups thrive through networking and skill-building. To request a presentation to your group or to schedule a personal meeting, please contact Four Way Executive Director Kate Dwyer at 541-474-9774. To learn more, make a gift, or apply for a grant, visit

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