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  • Oregon Historic Trails Fund
    trail related resources Grants may also be awarded for marketing education advocacy and research relating to historic trails Application Guidelines An advisory committee comprising people knowledgeable about Oregon s historic trails and cultural resources reviews grant applications and makes recommendations to OCF s board of directors Approximately 40 000 is available each year A completed application packet must be received at The Oregon Community Foundation by September 1 annually for a board decision in November Please download the request for proposals and the grant application form for detailed information about this grant program and its application process Grantee Reporting Progress reports are due from grantees nine months after the grant award OCF s standard grant evaluation form is used Staff Assistance If you have any questions after reviewing the information available on this page please contact Melissa Hansen program officer metro portland or 503 227 6846 OCF Grant Programs Grants by Region Grants by Topic Community Grant Program Ready to Learn Grants Oregon Historic Trails Fund Forms Request for Proposals Grant Application Form Grant Evaluation Form Learn More Interested in learning more about Oregon s historic trails Visit Oregon Historic Trails Fund to see a map of the trails and

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/grants-scholarships/grants/ocf-funds/oregon-historic-trails (2016-05-01)
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  • The Oregon Parks Foundation Fund
    funding that support the acquisition of natural parks and outdoor recreational and educational opportunities within parks The following types of expenses will be considered land protection and acquisition habitat restoration enhancement of the outdoor experience e g trail construction and interpretive signage park related ecological education programs Competitive proposals should demonstrate one or more of the following qualities Strong connection to parks and or publicly accessible native undeveloped land Strong park related educational component for youth and or adults Promotes connectivity land acquisition and trail projects Strong community based support participation from other donors volunteers in kind donations and collaboration with other agency partners school districts etc Provides park opportunities and access for underserved communities e g low income minority rural populations A grant from OPF will clearly make a difference i e close the funding gap leverage other sources of support The committee accepts applications from private tax exempt non profit organizations and public agencies within the State of Oregon with a preference for smaller community based organizations Organizations with a demonstrated track record in planning and implementing park related projects will also receive preference The OPF Fund does not make grants for the following types of activities expenses Projects based outside of Oregon Requests for operating support including ongoing administrative and program expenses unless a compelling case can be made that support from OPF will strengthen or stabilize the organization and or programs in a clear way Large capital projects where a 1 000 5 000 grant would have a lesser impact One time excursion activities Deficit financing and debt retirement Recreational facilities such as fencing soccer fields swimming pool construction ball field lighting sewer and water systems landscaping or maintenance Projects likely to be long delayed Please review the Request for Proposals for more information Application Guidelines Requests for grant information should be presented to the OPF Fund advisory committee in writing or by telephone or email In some cases a personal interview with the applicant may be helpful Applications to the OPF Fund should be as brief and concise as possible in presenting information about the applicant and the proposed project Applications must include Grant application summary form An application narrative which must contain the following A clear concise project title A one paragraph abstract succinctly describing the project being proposed A narrative describing in greater detail the project and the applicant organization A description of the people or groups potentially benefiting from the project If appropriate an explanation on plans for future financing of the proposed project A project budget detailing both projected revenue and expenditures along with the amount sought from the Oregon Parks Foundation Fund A copy of the applicant s 501 c 3 tax determination letter A copy of the applicant s most recent full fiscal year s final financial statement The name that should appear on the check if the grant is awarded and the mailing address for the check Deadline Please mail your application postmarked no later than February 15

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/grants-scholarships/grants/ocf-funds/oregon-parks-foundation (2016-05-01)
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  • The Soeldner Campbell Fund
    1 2015 If the Soeldner Campbell Fund does not receive your application by this date and time it will not be considered for funding during this cycle Proposals including the project budget should be single spaced in not less than an 11 point font Please provide the following information in three pages or less including the project budget Applicant s name title university affiliation and contact information The instrument facility applying for the grant The educational program being proposed and the timeline What you hope to accomplish with the proposed program The targeted recipient group and projected number of participants The identity of partners cosponsors or collaborators if any How you will evaluate the effectiveness of the program Project budget Please see our RFP announcement for more details Completed applications must be received by April 1 2015 Please email applications to Awards Awards are made during the spring funding cycle Grantee Reporting Successful applicants are required to submit a final project evaluation report within 90 days of completion of their supported activity Past Grant Recipients 2014 Oregon State University Electron Microscope Laboratory Funds were used to increase public awareness of the advanced light microscopy facility and to help interested middle school high school and community college science teachers develop educational experiences for their students to explore the applications of the advanced microscopy facility 2013 Oregon State University Electron Microscope Laboratory Provided educational opportunities involving electron microscopy experiences for high school students exploring science and engineering careers Oregon State University Department of Geosciences Helped carry out an educational course for geology students 2012 University of Oregon CAMCOR Laboratories Funded to upgrade the CAMCOR website with capabilities to stream workshops and seminars to academic and industrial clients and to improve editing of facility user information and research data CAMCOR was also enabled

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/grants-scholarships/grants/ocf-funds/soeldner-campbell (2016-05-01)
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  • Studio to School Project
    replication Activities can occur both during the school day and in out of school time Through this project The Oregon Community Foundation aims to increase arts opportunities for underserved youth in grades K 8 and to support communities in strengthening their networks and capacity to offer year round arts education Studio to School Grantees 18 project sites were selected in May 2014 Studio to School Learning Community Along with grant support for direct programming costs all grantees participate in meetings of a learning community to explore collaborative strategies for supporting high quality innovative arts education opportunities for elementary and middle school aged youth Grantees also participate in program evaluation and are eligible for technical assistance related to data collection and other evaluation requirements Eligibility OCF seeks to fund partnerships between 501 c 3 nonprofits and public schools districts or education service districts ESDs that operate in Oregon There can be multiple partners but at minimum one arts organization and one school district or ESD must participate Partners must have existing programs or projects that are ripe for expansion Nonprofit partners should have a good track record of delivering quality arts education programming School partners should have a track record of providing arts education opportunities to students either through dedicated arts specialists on staff residencies or other in school or out of school time activities Partnerships must be confirmed at the time of application and either partner may serve as the lead agency Each partnership will need to identify a project facilitator that will serve as the primary contact for The Oregon Community Foundation throughout the funded partnership Application Procedures Applications are closed for this program Resources Studio to School Awardees 18 project sites were selected in May 2014 Staff Assistance If you have any questions after reviewing the information available

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/grants-scholarships/grants/ocf-funds/studio-to-school (2016-05-01)
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  • D.E. & Jane Clark Fund
    Community Foundation was established in 2013 and supports the general operations for nonprofits in Baker County and the town of North Powder Proposals are reviewed by a committee and grants are awarded in the fall Overview Application Guidelines Grantee Reporting Staff Assistance Grant Program This fund supports charitable purposes in Baker County and the town of North Powder The average grant size is 2 500 Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations with 501 c 3 status churches and schools Beginning June 1 OCF is launching a new Grants Portal D E and Jane Clark Fund applicants will be asked to submit grant applications through this portal Please check back here at that time for a link to begin your application Thank you Eligibility Application Guidelines The window to apply is now closed Application are due annually on July 15 You must be a registered user to access the Grants Portal If you don t have an account you can create one by following the instructions on the Grants Portal login screen The application includes several fill in the blank forms including an organizational budget and a project budget Once you start your grant application you may finish it over the course of several weeks as long as it is completed by the deadline in other words you are not required to finish the application in one sitting For help with your application please review the Step by Step Instructions and Frequently Asked Questions Grantee Reporting Post grant evaluation reports are due on July 15 of each year A new grant application will not be considered unless evaluation reports have been submitted for all previous grants This program uses OCF s standard grant evaluation form Staff Assistance If you have questions please contact Belle Cantor program officer at or 503 227 6846

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/grants-scholarships/grants/ocf-funds/clarkfund (2016-05-01)
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  • Edna E. Harrell Community Children's Fund
    in Baker County and the North Powder area Overview Eligibility Application Process Grantee Reporting Staff Assistance Online Grant Application Now Open Edna E Harrell Community Children s Fund grant application are now being accepted via MyOCF The application window will close at midnight on January 15 2016 Please review the Eligibility tab for more information Grants This fund supports programs for youth whose families do not have the financial resources for children s programs and activities This fund should help broaden life experience for children by supporting programs that provide enrichment activities such as summer camps afterschool programs arts programs church programs athletic programs and activities provided by schools to residents of Baker County and North Powder Proposals are reviewed by a committee and grants are awarded in the spring Eligibility The Edna E Harrell fund supports programs for youth whose families do not have the financial resources for children s programs and activities Programs that provide enrichment activities such as summer camps afterschool programs arts programs church programs athletic programs and activities Activities must take place in Baker County and North Powder Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations with 501c3 status churches and schools Online Grant Application Now Open Edna E Harrell Community Children s Fund applications are now being accepted via MyOCF The application window will close at midnight on January 15 2016 Please review the Online Application Resources section below for more information and guidance Online Application Resources The following documents are available to assist you with your online application Online Application Questions FAQ Step by Step Guide to Using the Grants Portal Grantee Reporting Post evaluation reports are due on January 15 of each year A new grant application will not be considered unless evaluation reports have been submitted for all previous grants This program uses OCF

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/grants-scholarships/grants/ocf-funds/harrellcommunitychildrensfund (2016-05-01)
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  • Chintimini Fund | OCF | Oregon Community Foundation
    school districts an opportunity to apply for a grant to fund in school or extracurricular programs that provide enrichment opportunities for high potential students and other children who show a capacity for high achievement Our current request for proposal describes the goals of the program national research about excellence in programming for high potential students and the application process Competitive proposals will fulfill the program goals incorporate research based and innovative strategies and integrate program planning with program evaluation in mind Average grant awards are expected to range from 3 000 to 7 000 each Eligibility Eligible applicants include schools public agencies and nonprofit 501 c 3 organizations in Lane Linn Benton Douglas Tillamook and Lincoln counties Organizations can use grant funds for project expenses only not operating costs fundraising expenses or endowments Eligible expenses include materials program marketing costs staff time and administrative support Application Guidelines The next due date for applications is Wednesday March 9 2016 by 9 p m If the Chintimini Fund does not receive your application by this date and time it will not be considered for funding during this cycle 2016 2017 Request for Proposals PDF 2016 2017 Grant Application PDF 2016 2017 Grant Application DOC Please apply electronically if possible Submit electronic documents as attachments via email to Send all materials including the full application plus supporting documents as attachments to a single email Grantee Reporting Grantee Evaluation Form DOC to be completed and submitted to OCF at the end of the project or by May 30th of the academic year The project applicant must complete the project contact evaluation section The second page the student evaluation section is to be completed by a representative number of students please make copies or electronically reproduce the second page as necessary Staff Assistance If you

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/grants-scholarships/grants/ocf-funds/chintimini (2016-05-01)
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  • Douglas Community Fund
    accepted via MyOCF The application window will close at midnight on January 15 2016 Please review the grant application guidelines section for more information Grants The Douglas Community Fund competitive grants program accepts applications for the spring cycle to support a wide variety of projects in Douglas County but because the Douglas Community Foundation was originally created to provide funds for a regional medical facility the medical needs of Douglas County continue to have a high priority Online Grant Application Now Open The Douglas Community Fund grant applications are now being accepted via MyOCF The application window will close at midnight on January 15 2016 Please review the Online Application Resources section below for more information and guidance Online Application Resources Online Application Questions FAQ Step by Step Guide to Using the Grants Portal Grant Application Guidelines Grant applications are due each year by January 15 for a board decision in the spring Grant guidelines and instructions Grant application form for Douglas County programs Grant evaluation form Grantee Reporting Post grant evaluation reports are due on January 15 of each year A new grant application will not be considered unless evaluation reports have been submitted for all previous grants This program uses OCF s standard grant evaluation form Scholarships Graduates from Douglas County high schools are eligible to apply for scholarships The Office of Student Access and Completion OSAC administers the Douglas Community Fund scholarship program for OCF Students studying the following majors are eligible for this scholarship biology pre medicine health occupations medical technology medicine nursing physician assistant and public health Scholarship applications are due by March 1 of each year although OSAC strongly recommends students submit their applications by the early bird deadline February 15 of each year Staff Assistance If you have any questions after reviewing the

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/grants-scholarships/grants/ocf-funds/douglas-community-fund (2016-05-01)
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