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Ford Family Foundation Grants

Ford Family Foundation
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Ford Family Foundation Grants offer funding for small, rural communities in Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. Funding priorities include:

  • Children, youth, and family:
    • Provide services to help children and youth be healthy and well
    • Strengthen a family's skills and ability to nurture children and youth
    • Create a community culture of awareness and support
    • Deliver high-quality education for children 18 and under, including formal and informal education settings
  • Vital rural communities:
    • Supports the development of physical places that are open to the public and have multiple uses
    • Land and building acquisition
    • New construction and renovation
    • Fixtures, furnishings, and equipment
    • Architecture, engineering, and planning fees
  • Good neighbor grants - small grants to organizations in response to unexpected needs or simple projects
  • Technical assistance grants to develop the internal capacity of organizations

Organizations must be located in rural communities with populations less than 30,000 and not adjacent to or part of an urban or metropolitan area in Oregon or Siskiyou County, California.

Applicants must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, governmental entities, or recognized tribes.

Additional eligibility requirements are listed on the program website.

Geographic coverage
Oregon and Siskiyou County, California
Amount of funding

Award ranges depend upon the program.

  • Children, youth, and family: $2,000 - $500,000
  • Vital rural communities: $50,000 - $250,000
  • Good neighbor grants: $1,000 - $10,000
  • Technical assistance grant: Up to $5,000
Application process

Step-by-step application instructions are provided on the Apply for a Grant page.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · Access · Capital funding · Child welfare · Children and youth · Community and economic development · Families · Healthcare facilities · Leadership · Schools · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · California · Oregon

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.