NOBODY SHOULD BE HUNGRY – Investing in basic needs to provide food and shelter allows families to focus on building their future, rather than worry about where their next meal will come from.
EVERY CHILD SHOULD FEEL SAFE – Child abuse prevention and intervention, quality child care and after school programs are building blocks to ensure that a kid can just be a kid, without having to grow up too soon.
EDUCATION BUILDS CHARACTER – Education doesn’t begin and end at the classroom door; many times it is the experience outside the classroom that inspires a child.
HEALTHY BODIES AND HEALTHY MINDS MEAN HEALTHY COMMUNITIES.
The Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians has a long and proud history of giving back to the communities in which they live and work. In 1997 the Tribe formalized this tradition of philanthropy by establishing a grant making Foundation. The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation, is a private, independent foundation, representing the Tribe, and not to be confused with one of the Tribe’s many economic development endeavors, the Seven Feathers Resort.
Each year the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation makes grants to eligible non-profit organizations in communities in Coos, Deschutes, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, and Lane counties.
Since its beginning , the Cow Creek Foundation has awarded more than $14 million dollars in grants to community non-profit organizations in the seven county homeland territory.
The Foundation invites proposals, using its online application, from qualified tax-exempt applicants in the seven county area of Southwestern Oregon. Please note that applicants operating projects outside of the seven county area are not eligible to apply for Foundation grants. Applicants should take time to read the purpose and priorities of the Foundation, as well as eligibility requirements and considerations prior to making application.
Specific information, including a grant application and grant guidelines are available at this web site or by calling the Foundation Office at 541.957.8945