In addition to awarding dozens of cash grants each year, the Gordon Elwood Foundation is proud to serve the Southern Oregon community with non-grant support. The goal of our non-grant support is to increase the leadership, resources, and capacity of the nonprofit sector in ways that money alone cannot.
"The highest level of giving is doing so in order to strengthen another human being until he needs to ask help of no one."
Jewish philosopher, jurist and scientist
The board and staff are encouraged to:
Partner with public and private funders
for learning and achieving greater impact on community and regional issues.
Act as convener
to surface underlying causes of community issues and the opportunity for creative resolution.
to share their knowledge and expertise.
among grantmakers with similar interests.
to bring attention to community crisis and vitalization opportunities.
for new thinking and innovative approaches on community issues.
development, training, and coaching for staff and volunteers of organizations.
Staff advisory boards
and councils that are aligned with our mission and purpose.