Foundation / Corporation
Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation
09/01/17 - Full Application. Please note that LOIs must be submitted in advance of the deadline date. LOI notification takes approximately 2-3 business days.
Grants of up to $15,000 to Oregon nonprofits in eligible southwestern counties for community benefit activities, with an emphasis on youth and family programs. Applicants must contact the Foundation and then submit a Letter of Inquiry before the deadline date. Funding is intended for organizations located in or serving the residents of Coos, Deschutes, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, and Lane Counties, as well as to local government bodies within Douglas County.
Focus areas include:
- Basic needs (i.e., food and emergency support);
- Abuse prevention and intervention for children and adults;
- Education - Early childhood education and parent education, vocational education and job training, after school programs, positive youth development, and arts education
- Health and wellness;
- Community support
Programs do not need to exclusively benefit Native Americans. In fact, the Foundation was created to provide grants for projects that benefit all members of the community, with a special emphasis on support for youth and family.
GrantWatch ID#: 173284
The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation makes grants up to $15,000. The Foundation prefers to make small grants that will make a real impact on the project or for the sponsoring program.
The Foundation prefers to make grants on an annual basis.
Grants from the Foundation may be made to qualified non-profit tax-exempt charitable organizations in the above named seven counties and to local government bodies within Douglas County (in whose boundaries the Cow Creek Tribal Land is located). Applicants must have received tax exempt status as stated in Section 501(C)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, or the equivalent for public entities. The use of another organization as a fiscal agent for a project is not acceptable.
The Foundation prefers not to be the sole source of support, or an on-going source of support for a project. Grants are not made to or for any of the following purposes:
- Projects of sectarian or religious organizations, or projects that benefit primarily members of religious organizations
- Projects seeking to influence elections or legislation
- Debt retirement or operational deficits
- General fund drives or annual appeals
- Organizations without a 501(C)3 tax status designation who are using another nonprofit organization as a fiscal or umbrella agent
Based on the beliefs and priorities of the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation, and the reality of limited resources, the Foundation generally does not provide support for major capital projects (aside from emergency maintenance and repairs), capital equipment costs, sports programs, special events, and one-time programming. While operating funds are certainly considered, the Foundation generally does not provide funding for computers or other equipment considered basic to the costs of doing business (non-staff adaptive technology is considered).
While operating funds are certainly considered, the Foundation generally does not provide funding for computers or other equipment considered basic to the costs of doing business (non-staff adaptive technology is considered).
Read the FAQs below and contact Foundation staff before proceeding with the online application.
Applicants must call the Foundation for clarification to help you determine if this Foundation is the best match for your project.
To begin the application process, submit an LOI online. You will be notified of approval or denial within 2-3 business days.
If your LOI is approved, complete applications must be submitted by the deadline date, March 1 or September 1. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, the application may be submitted the following weekday.
Final grant decisions will be announced approximately 12 – 16 weeks after each deadline. The Foundation cannot expedite a funding decision.
Grant awards are paid upon receipt of the signed agreement.
The Foundation does not want to be the sole source of support for your project or organization, and awards grants only up to $15,000. The Foundation much prefers to make smaller grants that will make a real impact on the project or for the sponsoring program.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register and apply online:
Carma Mornarich, Executive Director
Kathie Olsen, Program Officer
Lois Schlegel, Program Officer
Anne Batzer, Program Officer
USA: Oregon: Coos, Deschutes, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, and/or Lane Counties