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Bend, Ore. - The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) Board of Directors recently approved $35,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations working to enhance the quality of life for residents in Redmond.
Local agencies receiving funding include:
· Family Access Network Foundation, Redmond; $15,000 ear to increase funding streams which support eight Redmond advocates who connect disadvantaged families at 13 schools to needed services.
· Mosaic Medical, Bend; $20,000 to relocate the existing Redmond clinic to a planned affordable housing complex and expand oral health services.
“FAN and Mosaic Medical offer excellent programs for children and families in Redmond and The Oregon Community Foundation team is proud to partner with them in their efforts,” said Cheryl Puddy, Associate Program Officer/Regional Coordinator for The Oregon Community Foundation in Central and Eastern Oregon.
These agencies are among the 22 in Central Oregon who received a combined total of $365,000 in grant awards. The grants target a wide range of causes in the communities of Bend, La Pine, Madras, Prineville, Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver and Warm Springs.
“Our non-profit partners are coming forward with truly innovative programs to address a variety of unmet needs in our Central Oregon communities. From health and homelessness to the arts and education, our team and grant evaluators have been impressed with the thoughtfulness of the requests and the scope of the programs,” said Puddy. “These agencies are helping to close the opportunity gap and improve quality of life in our region.”
Statewide, OCF announced $8.9 million in grants, including $3.3 million for the Community Grants program. These grants represent a relatively small portion of the Foundation’s total grant-making and scholarships, which exceeded $108 million in 2016. Other types include advised fund grants, field of interest grants, designated grants, education initiative grants and many others.
For full lists of grants awarded around the state and more information about OCF initiatives visit:
About The Oregon Community Foundation
The mission of The Oregon Community Foundation is to improve life for all Oregonians through the power of philanthropy. OCF works with individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create charitable funds to support the community causes they care about. Through these funds OCF awarded more than $108 million in grants and scholarships in 2016. For more information about OCF, please visit: www.oregoncf.org.