Grant Process & Guidelines
Next Open Application Deadline:
September 15, 2023
The Gordon Elwood Foundation awards grants to qualified nonprofits in four Southern Oregon Counties: Jackson, Josephine, Klamath & Curry.
Grants are made based on the Foundation’s Mission of Investing in Southern Oregon’s youth, individuals, families and communities.
Please note that the Foundation's Grants Committee will only review grant applications from non-profit organizations that have spoken to Executive Director, Angela Durant or Program Associate, Jennifer Staton by phone or in person before submitting the application.
You can contact Angela and Jennifer to discuss your grant proposal idea by phone (541-282-0643) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com) to setup an appointment.
There are two grant application deadlines: March 15th and September 15th
Grant awards range between $1,000 to $10,000, with an annual distribution amount of $200,000 and $400,000 depending on the market value of the portfolio and other regional initiatives supported through the Foundation.
The Foundation generally accepts 20 to 25 proposals each session and funds one third to one half of the applications.
How to Apply
The Foundation utilizes an online application and submission process.
When you're ready to start the application, click here.
You will be asked to Login or create a Username and Password. You will then be taken to the Applicant Dashboard. Click on the ‘Apply’ link at the top of the page to start the online process.
Applications require the following information:
You will not be able to submit the application without including all of the required attachments. If you have questions or problems, please call our program associate, Jennifer Staton, at 541-282-0643 or email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email.
Applications are reviewed by the Grant Committee over a period of approximately 90 days.
Site visits are scheduled by the Program Associate during the review process and conducted by members of the Grant Committee as well as the Executive Director.
In accordance with our Grant Agreement Form, grant award recipients are required to submit a 6 month interim report and a final report upon the project completion (usually 1 year). If a project has not been completed and the total awarded funds have not been expended, an extension request can be filed. You must contact the office if you would like to extend the contract.