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Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation gives almost $500K to non-profits across Southern Oregon

Since its beginning in 1997, the Foundation has given almost $19 million to local organizations that help youth and families.

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 5:34 PM

CANYONVILLE, Ore. — On Tuesday, the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation announced 70 non-profit organizations across southwestern Oregon that will receive almost $500,000 split among them.

All of the non-profits chosen operate in Coos, Deschutes, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, and Lane counties, or serve multiple counties. 

“With its emphasis upon meeting the basic needs of people, strengthening family, and assuring educational opportunity the CCUIF, one grant at a time, improves life in southwestern Oregon and beyond,” said Foundation executive director Carma Mornarich.

The CCUIF was founded in 1997 and began a program of charitable giving in 1998. Since then, the Foundation has awarded nearly $19 million to seven southwestern Oregon counties. Grants are awarded twice every year, in January and June.

The Foundation focuses its efforts on youth education, strengthening youth and family, provide for positive youth development, and adding to the quality of life for people in southwestern Oregon. Increasingly, the organization has emphasized basic needs — "so more hungry people get fed."

Both the Foundation and the Cow Creek Umpqua Tribe, which has a separate roster of charitable donations, have made recent contributions to Rogue Retreat's new year-round Kelly Shelter, Compassion Highway Project, and the Providence Festival of Trees.

Below you can find a full list of local organizations that will receive funding this month:


Jackson County - $69,000 to 10 non-profits

  • ACCESS, Inc.: $12,000 to provide nutritious food to hungry people in need.
  • Ashland Community Hospital Foundation: $7,500 to increase access to school nurses in the Ashland and Phoenix-Talent School Districts.
  • Community Works: $7,500 to support youth moving from homelessness to finding permanent housing with rent assistance, direct case management services, and assistance with transportation, education, and other expenses.
  • Hearts With a Mission: $7,500 to purchase a van to transport transitional living youth to necessary appointments and services.
  • Medford School District – Project Dove: $5,000 to provide Project Dove in-school support groups for youth who live in homes with domestic violence.
  • OnTrack Rogue Valley: $3,000 to provide recreational activities for families in recovery.
  • Peace House: $7,500 to provide operating support for Uncle Food’s Diner that provides weekly hot meals and services every week in Ashland.
  • Rogue Retreat: $8,000 to provide a year-round shelter and case management for homeless people in Medford.
  • Rogue Valley Chorale Association: $3,500 to provide funding and transportation for Spring Sing that provides students with concerts presented by children for children.
  • Rogue Valley Family YMCA: $7,500 to provide financial assistance for afterschool programs provided by the YMCA at ten elementary schools in Jackson County.

Josephine County - $28,500 to four non-profits

  • Grandmas2Go: $8,000 to provide support to struggling new parents in Josephine County.
  • Grants Pass Sobering Center, Inc.: $8,000 to help support sobering services, referral, and staff training.
  • Oregon Energy Fund: $7,500 to provide emergency energy assistance to Josephine County residents in financial crisis.
  • Rogue Farm Corps: $5,000 to train interns and apprentices who are interested in becoming family farmers.

Klamath County - $31,500 to five non-profits

  • Assistance League of Klamath Basin: $7,500 to provide new clothing and supplies to Klamath Basin K-12 children in need through Operation School Bell.
  • Center for Nonprofit Stewardship: $4,000 to build stronger non-profits in Klamath County with training workshops, advice, and other support.
  • Friends of Ella Redkey Pool: $5,000 to build a covered pavilion for use with water safety classes and aquatic skills groups.
  • Friends of the Children of the Klamath Basin: $10,000 to mentor at-risk children in Chiloquin with a consistent friend/mentor until they have completed high school.
  • REACH Inc.: $5,000 to offer people with profound disabilities trips and activities that will enhance their lives.

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