Investing in Southern Oregon's youth, individuals, families and communities.
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Oregon's Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Curry Counties are home to successful youth and individuals, thriving families and communities.

We leverage and invest talent and financial resources in southern Oregonians so that:

Youth and individuals thrive
in school and in life.

Individuals and families live
independently and interdependently with dignity and respect.

Communities evolve
as situations of the people who live, work and play in these communities change over time.

Youth, individuals, families
and the organizations that serve them are connected, creating a unique and sustainable community fabric.


We are inspired to demonstrate:

Financial Stewardship
by creating from Gordon Elwood and Amanda Thompson’s financial legacy a Foundation vision and mission supported by prudent investment and thoughtful disbursement of funds.

Social Stewardship
by touching lives in a proactive and interactive manner.

Integrity by living the mission
through employing strategies of patience, learning, teaching, compassion, caring, and love.

Investment in the Journey
by thinking, acting, and committing resources to creating and sustaining the Foundation's mission, vision and values.

Individuality by being innovative.