Foundation awards $141,847 to nonprofits

The Gordon Elwood Foundation announced Tuesday it has awarded $141,847 in grants to 25 nonprofit organizations in four Southern Oregon counties.

Grants in Jackson County went to:

  • CASA of Jackson County, $10,000, supports implementation of the Volunteer Peer Coordinator model, which is designed to increase the number of CASA volunteers in order to reach a larger percentage of the number of abused children in need of a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer.
  • Kids Unlimited, $10,000, for an elementary-age academic after-school program in White City that is part of the Eagle Point School District.
  • Kid Time Discovery Experience, $10,000, for the hands-on early learning center for children and their families.
  • College Dreams, $10,000, to hire an Americorp position for the College Dreams mentoring program, which inspires youth (identified with multiple risk factors that can lead to dropping out of school or failing to thrive in school) to succeed in school starting in 4th grade through high school graduation.
  • Rogue Workforce Partnership, $9,100, to support a regional cross-sector initiative focused on promoting improved outcomes for children, youth and families in their educational, personal and professional pursuits.
  • La Clinica del Valle, $5,000, supports the purchase of dental operating equipment for the new Medford dental clinic that will provide cost-effective dental services to uninsured and underinsured residents of Jackson County.
  • Community Health Center, $5,000, funds a school-based health center and primary care medical home for students and residents in Prospect School District.
  • Neighborhood Food Project, $5,000, to help the Food Project develop its Web-based volunteer coordination and recruitment process
  • Living Opportunities, $5,000, to support the Semita Consulting program that serves children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Rogue Outreach Center, $3,500, for an after-school enrichment program for elementary students in Rogue River.
  • Jackson County Community Services Consortium, $250, for its annual Homeless Connect Project
  • First Presbyterian Community Kitchen in Talent, $250, for costs related to its meals program
  • Life Art project, United Way of Jackson County, $500, for program that promotes emotional health and connection through the visual arts for Latino youths.


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