Four Way Community Foundation gives over $500,000

The Four Way Community Foundation is giving over $500,000 to nonprofit organizations in Josephine and western Jackson counties. Community Grants awarded to 46 nonprofit organizations for capital needs totaled $255,500, and eleven groups serving people with intellectual disabilities shared $88,000 in grants from the Rose Douglas Trust. The Four Way Community Foundation will issue over $110,000 in donor-directed endowment distributions, and $36,000 in gifts from Donor Advised Funds. In addition, the Foundation is a $10,000 sponsor for the campaign to improve the Grants Pass Performing Arts Center, and a partner in presenting the 25th anniversary PAC Celebration to be held May 18.
“Gifts made to the Four Way Community Foundation stay right here at home, helping us build greater Josephine County into an even more wonderful place to live,” said Board President John Higgins. “By making grants to the nonprofit organizations serving our neighbors and our families, Four Way strengthens a diverse range of groups, encourages volunteerism, and fulfills the wishes of donors.”
Customized endowments for local charities can be established with the Four Way Community
Foundation by calling 541 474-9774. Donor advised funds may be moved to Four Way from other fiduciaries with ease. Proceeds from investments build a brighter future right here. Learn more about your community foundation at fourwaycommunityfoundation.org.
The Illinois Valley received $75,300 of the grants:
Cave Junction Farmers’ Market, Friends of the Oregon Caves Chateau, Healing Hearts & Hooves, Healthy, Illinois Valley Volunteer Firefighter Foundation, Illinois Valley Watershed Council, Kalmiopsis Community Arts High School, KXCJ-LP, Rusk Ranch Nature Center, Siskiyou Field Institute, Spiral Living Center and the Water League.