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Leightman Maxey Foundation Grant

Grants to Southern Oregon Agencies and Nonprofits to Help
Individuals at Risk with Employment, Finances, and Nutrition

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Leightman Maxey Foundation

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Grants of up to $15,000 to Southern Oregon nonprofit organizations and public agencies that serve individuals at risk for projects in the categories of career, finance, and nutrition. Funding is specifically intended for organizations that benefit residents of Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, and Curry counties.

Grants may be awarded in any of the following three categories:

1. Career: work programs, employable skills programs, employment seeking preparation
2. Finance: budgeting, judicious use of credit, living within one’s means
3. Nutrition: shopping for and preparing healthy, economical meals

Grants may be awarded in any of the following categories:

- Capacity Building – The intention of a capacity building grant is to strengthen a nonprofit's performance and improve organizational effectiveness. The following are examples of activities that would fall under this category: Strategic planning, organizational assessment, board development, collaboration and strategic restructuring, marketing and communications, technology and information systems, volunteer recruitment and management.

- General Operating – The intention of an unrestricted general operating grant is to support a nonprofit organization's mission rather than a specific project/program. These represent funds needed to sustain day to day operations. The following are examples of activities that would fall under this category: Salaries, office expenses (rent, utilities, etc.).

- Project/Program – The intention of a project/program grant is to provide funds for a specific endeavor. It may be either a one-time event and/or ongoing. The following are examples of activities that would fall under this category: job skills training, financial education classes, nutrition/cooking classes for clients.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173285

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $15,000

Term of Contract:

Multiyear grants may be awarded. They will be limited to two years with the second year of funding being contingent upon a satisfactory report being received from the grantee at the end of the first years funding period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grant requests are considered only from organizations that are established nonprofit, tax-exempt, charitable organizations and public entities.

Grants are not made to or for any of the following purposes:
1. Individuals
2. Projects seeking to influence elections, political candidates or legislation.

The Foundation limits it’s funding to Southern Oregon, specifically Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Curry counties.

Pre-Application Information:

The Foundation has an online application process. The grant application process generally opens 90 days before a deadline. There are two grant application deadlines a year: March 1 and September 1. Final grant decisions will be announced approximately 10-12 weeks after each deadline.

The Foundation will consider only one grant request from the same organization in a twelve month period, unless an additional request is invited by the Foundation.

See the attached Application Tutorial document in Supporting Documents or watch a video tutorial online:

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application:

Dee Ann Harris, Executive Director
Phone: 541.734.9322

Leightman Maxey Foundation
P.O. Box 907
Medford, OR 97501

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon: Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, and Curry Counties

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