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Ford Family Foundation Grants

Ford Family Foundation
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

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

  • Large Good Neighbor Grants to strengthen families
  • Small Good Neighbor Grants to meet flexible needs including unforeseen emergencies that interrupt programming or services
  • Technical Assistance Grants for building internal capacity

Projects should be within one of the Foundation's funding priorities, which include:

  • Family impact - Strengthen connections between parents, primary caregivers, and children; ensure that children have nurturing attachments from their earliest years, including preventing child abuse and neglect; promote financial stability so that families have the resources they need to care for their children
  • Education impact - Ensure that rural children have the supports and opportunities they need to succeed in their education with an emphasis on early childhood education, helping children start strong in their early grades, and preparing students for the transition from high school to postsecondary education or a career
  • Community impact - Support conditions that help children and families thrive in rural communities including local economies, social capital, community visioning and planning capacity, and public gathering spaces

Organizations must be located in rural communities with populations less than 35,000 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.

  • Large Good Neighbor Grants: Over $25,000
  • Small Good Neighbor Grants: Up to $25,000
  • Technical Assistance Grants: Up to $5,000
Application process

A link to the online application portal is available on the program website.

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.