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  • Trillium Fund | OCF | Oregon Community Foundation
    Publications OCF Stories Research Explore OCF About Us By Region Staff Board of Directors Volunteers Financial Information Offices Careers Grants Scholarships Grants Scholarships Print Share Home Grants Scholarships Grants OCF Funds The Trillium Fund The Trillium Fund The Trillium Fund makes grants primarily in Newberg for youth volunteerism and development projects that help children to become productive compassionate and healthy citizens Update on Fund The Trillium Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation will not have a grant application process in 2016 The advisors of the fund are working through a re evaluation of their grantmaking We will share an update in fall 2016 about the future of this application process Please call Jennifer Curry at 503 227 6846 or reach her by email at if you have questions OCF Grant Programs Grants by Region Grants by Topic Community Grant Program Ready to Learn Grants Trillium Fund Forms Advised Grant Evaluation Form Find Your OCF Office Contact Us Metropolitan Portland Central Oregon Eastern Oregon North Coast Northern Willamette Valley South Coast Southern Oregon Southern Willamette Valley Search for Grants Scholarships Find Programs Connect Current Future Donors Start a Fund Advised Funds Scholarship Funds Trusts Annuities Endowment Partners Give Grants Scholarships Grants

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/grants-scholarships/grants/ocf-funds/trillium (2016-05-01)
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  • Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative
    in building parenting education and regional infrastructure as well as increasing positive parenting capacities Goals The Collaborative s vision is a stronger statewide system of programs information and support for all parents with a focus on programs reaching parents of children prenatal to age six OPEC envisions that by 2020 all Oregon parents will have access to high quality parenting education programs that support them in their critical role as their children s first teachers all Oregon communities will be served by a network of strong parenting programs and a regional parenting education Hub and parenting education will be a community norm OPEC has the following goals Expand access to best practice programs for parents of young children Increase the capacity of parents to play a positive primary role in the care nurturing and development of their children in their first years Build community and reduce social isolation for parents of young children Strengthen families while reducing the potential for child abuse and neglect Increase the efficiency and coordination of parenting education resources Raise awareness of the importance of effective parenting and promote parenting education as a community norm Leverage previous investments Continue efforts to build a statewide parenting education system Continue evaluation and research of the impact of parenting education programs Proposal Information and Application Templates for 2016 2017 Hub Requests for Proposals Renewal Expansion New Planning Templates Application Summary Form all applicants Work Plan for Q3 and Q4 Hubs renewal and expansion applicants only Work Plan for 2016 2017 renewal expansion and new Hub applicants Work Plan for 2016 2017 Programming Grants programming applicants Budget Financial Template and Instructions renewal expansion and new Hub applicants Hub Funding Formula Background Information Evaluation Year Four 2013 2014 Evaluation Report and Executive Summary A Cumulative Summary 2010 2013 of the Oregon

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/grants-scholarships/grants/parent-ed-collaborative (2016-05-01)
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  • P-3 Alignment
    learning providers with schools in order to foster school readiness and 3rd grade reading achievement Ten grantees represent rural and urban communities across Oregon Clatsop County Crook County Lincoln County Medford North Lake Northern Douglas County Pendleton Polk County Portland Salem Keizer OCF in partnership with the Lora L and Martin N Kelley Family Foundation Trust and the Ford Family Foundation is pleased to be supporting these efforts in Oregon s first statewide P 3 alignment grant program For more information about this effort please contact Abby Bush associate program officer for early childhood at 503 227 6846 or The Opportunity We know that the best and most efficient way to make sure students graduate high school prepared to go on to higher education or training is to get them off to a strong start Across the country communities are seeing improved academic outcomes for children when school districts collaborate with families and early learning partners to ensure smooth transitions to kindergarten If parents feel that they are part of the school community even before their children are in school they are better able to help their children obtain the skills they will need Our Goals Our goals are to improve school readiness and third grade reading scores for children and build trusting relationships with families to set a course for academic success Resources Community Needs Resource Assessment Toolkit Outcomes and Evaluation The three year P 3 alignment initiative began with a great deal of baseline data collection with technical assistance provided by the evaluation team from Portland State University The grantee activities included in the Evaluation Brief represent work that took place in the first six months of the grant P 3 Alignment Evaluation Brief Grantee Forms Revised Tools updated March 2016 Collaboration Survey email template doc Semi Annual

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/grants-scholarships/grants/p3-alignment (2016-05-01)
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  • Grantwriting Tips
    proposal than an elegantly prepared application that masks vague goals and no real plan for assessing impact Foundations care far less about presentation than they do about substance Here are some practical steps to follow as you design your project Identify the problem What is the need you want to address Find tangible evidence of the need Articulate your goal What effect do you want to have Describe the methods you will use and why you believe they will be successful Have they been used successfully somewhere else Detail your rationale or theory of change how you will know if you are successful What will you use in terms of benchmarks indicators outputs outcomes etc Determine how to measure impact Will you use data records surveys interviews focus groups observation case studies Plan for sustainability How will you support this program in the future if it proves effective Implement and evaluate your program The primary audience for the evaluation is not the funder It is you What does your evaluation tell you How can it help you plan for the future OCF Grantwriting Resources Developing a Strong Community Grant Proposal PDF Capacity Building Projects and the Community Grant Program PDF

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/grants-scholarships/grants/grantwriting-tips (2016-05-01)
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  • Grantee Reporting
    as for ours as a guide for decision making and resource use What if a project is delayed or off track We know that projects do not always begin on time unexpected events can interfere with progress and projects sometimes fail despite good planning and intentions Our philosophy is that if all of our grant funded projects are successful we are not taking enough risks Please do not delay submitting your report for fear our reaction will be negative Also please feel free to contact us with any questions We can delay a report due date if your situation calls for it Designated Grants Designated grants and Institutional Scholarships are awarded annually as long as the grantee uses the funds as specified in the grant award letter To learn more please visit our designated fund grantees page Advised Grants Advised fund grants are generally made at the recommendation of an advised fund donor they are not the result of a grant application Most advised fund grants support a nonprofit s general operations or core programs Therefore we usually do not require submission of a progress report Exceptions are sometimes made if the grant is for a specific project or for a large sum In such cases the grant award letter will let the grantee know that a report is required To learn more please visit our advised fund grantees page Environmental Education Program Grants For grants received through the Environmental Education Program please use the environmental education evaluation form Reporting Guidelines for Other Funds Individual funds may have their own grantee reporting guidelines For more information please visit the homepage for the fund from which you received a grant please see the list below Other Funds Arts Foundation of Western Oregon Fund Bailey Fellowship Better Nursing Home Care Fund Chintimini

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/grants-scholarships/grants/grantee-reporting (2016-05-01)
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  • and organization stewardship 541 929 9320 www financialsteward org Chronicle of Philanthropy Includes links to a number of sites of interest to grant seekers including fundraising and management information Live text based discussions occur every Tuesday at 9 a m with previous discussions available via archives www philanthropy com Free Management Library Provides online wiki library of resources for the leadership and management of nonprofit organizations including tools for program evaluation http managementhelp org Foundation Center Provides nonprofits with an online tool to use in searching for funders www fdncenter org Grantsmanship Center Offers grant information and training including online articles with helpful tips www tgci com Grassroots Fundraising Offers among other things a journal article finder to help nonprofits access good articles on fundraising Some are free others cost 3 www grassrootsfundraising org Management Assistance for Nonprofits Includes good online reference material for nonprofits www mapfornonprofits org Nonprofit Association of Oregon Provides training consultation and resources to help nonprofits in Oregon strengthen their operations The toll free information and referral number is 888 206 3076 In the Metro Portland region call 503 239 4001 http www nonprofitoregon org Oregon Foundation DataBook Provides information about Oregon funders Copies in public libraries and online www foundationdatabook com Oregon Involved Connects nonprofits with volunteers and a variety of useful resources www oregonInvolved org Oregon Volunteers Promotes and supports AmeriCorps volunteerism and civic engagement to strengthen Oregon communities www oregonvolunteers org Rural Development Initiatives Programs include leadership development economic development networking and organizational development for rural nonprofits 541 684 9077 www rdiinc org Resources Here are some of the free articles available at Grassroots Fundraising s website How to Prepare Your Nonprofit for a Recession Time to Merge Partnering with Local Governments Philanthropy in Communities of Color How Does Your Board Measure Up

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/grants-scholarships/grants/grantwriting-tips/nonprofit-management-fundraising (2016-05-01)
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  • Scholarships
    senior at Willamina High School Please contact Willamina School District for application instructions Statewide Scholarships Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architectural Scholarship For architecture students who are in their fifth year of undergraduate study or in graduate school and are enrolled at a U S educational institution To learn more please contact Zimmer Gunsul Frasca 320 SW Oak Street Ste 500 Portland OR 97204 or 503 224 3860 Tacoma Washington Robert Harold Belknap Memorial Scholarship A renewable scholarship for graduating students at Mt Tahoma High School in Tacoma Washington Please contact Mt Tahoma High School for application instructions Yamhill County Esther Fawk Scholarship For the best all around graduating male senior at Willamina High School Please contact Willamina School District for application instructions Glenn R and Juanita B Struble Memorial Scholarship For Newberg High School graduates who are pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering at Oregon State University Please contact Newberg High School for application instructions OCF Scholarships Administered Solely by OCF Paper application forms are available below All scholarships have a deadline of March 1st for the following academic year unless otherwise stated Verl and Dorothy Miller Native American Vocational Scholarship For Native American residents of Oregon who are seeking vocational training or certification Download the application Howard Vollum American Indian Scholarship For Native American residents of Clackamas Multnomah or Washington counties in Oregon or Clark County in Washington who are seeking a post secondary degree in science computer science engineering or math Download the application St Andrew s Society Scholarship For Oregon high school graduates who were born in Scotland or who have a parent or grandparent who was born in Scotland or who have demonstrated a significant commitment to Highland dancing piping drumming Celtic harp or Highland fiddle Please review the criteria before applying Download the application and the recommendation form Darlene Hooley Scholarship for Oregon Veterans For Oregon National Guard and Oregon Reservists who have served or been deployed overseas in the post 9 11 conflict also known as the Global War on Terror Download the application Glen and Rickie Dines Art Scholarship For graduating seniors of South Medford High School North Medford High School Sir Francis Drake High School San Anselmo CA and Redwood High School Larkspur CA Applicants must enroll full time with an intended major in fine art visual art or art history Architecture Music and Drafting are not eligible majors Download the application James R and Mary Jane Drury Scholarship For graduates of McKenzie River High School in Finn Rock Oregon to attend Oregon State University for the pursuit of a degree from the College of Forestry Download the application Mabel and Allan MacKenzie Scholarship For Black and or African American graduates of any high school in Deschutes County planning to attend or attending Central Oregon Community College Participating in high school athletics is a requirement Download the application Note For the 2016 17 academic year the deadline has been extended to June 1 2016 Staff Assistance If you have any questions after reviewing

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  • Reedsport Graduates Benefit from Helen Diehl’s Generosity
    to work hard at an early age recalls Helen Diehl explaining how she wants to assist today s youth I especially want to help those who are trying the hardest I am interested in knowing that the young people are helping themselves and that they realize a college education does matter Helen Diehl established the John Conrad Diehl and Madeline Knutsen Hebbard Memorial Scholarship Fund to honor close family her late husband John and elder sister Madeline and to support her local community by helping those kids I saw growing up around here in Reedsport Her scholarships go to graduates of Reedsport High School which sits just across Highway 101 and about a mile south of where she has lived since 1951 Since 1992 some 120 Reedsport graduates have received more than 135 000 in scholarships Looking back over almost a century of life spent in Reedsport Helen Diehl has one thing to say to those students her scholarship program has helped for almost two decades Pay attention appreciate help when you get it and give back whenever you can She adds Today most especially I think it s important that people understand how they have to help each other

    Original URL path: http://www.oregoncf.org/grants-scholarships/scholarships/scholarship-stories/helen-diehl-scholarship (2016-05-01)
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