HUMAN SERVICES
Age Friendly Innovators, Jacksonville

For liability insurance, a computer tablet and home safety
devices for local seniors.

  $4,000

ASSIST, Portland

For training local social workers and others helping clients with severe mental and/or physical disabilities to apply for Social Security benefits.

  $3,125

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Rogue Valley, Grants Pass

In support of an ongoing after-school program focusing
on homework help and educational games.

  $10,000
CARE Foundation, Seattle, WA

A grant made in memory of Helen Bundy Carpenter.

  $3,000
Center for Non-Profit Legal Services, Medford

In support of outreach sessions and citizenship classes to
prepare immigrants for the naturalization exam.

  $7,500

Community Works, Medford

To assist in developing a sustainable development plan.

  $7,500

Compass House, Medford

Toward the purchase, insurance and maintenance of a car
to provide transportation for clubhouse members.

  $10,000

Crossing Bridges Therapeutic Riding Center, Grants Pass

Toward the construction of an indoor riding arena.

  $5,000

Family Nurturing Center, Medford

Toward installing irrigation and a garden at OnTrack’s Moms Home

  $5,000

Habitat for Humanity/Rogue Valley, Medford

Toward the purchase of lots to build six new homes.

  $6,000

Hearts with a Mission, Medford

In support of hiring a case manager staff person at the new youth shelter in Grants Pass.

  $5,000

HOPE Equestrian Center, Eagle Point
To provide scholarships to youth to participate in a therapeutic riding program.

  $6,000

Jackson County Council Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, Medford
Toward a website to coordinate domestic violence services in Jackson County.

  $3,000

Jackson County Sexual Assault Response Team, Ashland

In support of providing 24-hour response care to victims of sexual assault.

  $8,500

Junior League of Jackson County, Medford
To provide backpacks with nutritious food to low-income elementary school children for weekend meals.

  $3,000

Lotus Rising Project, Ashland
In support of LGBT clubs in local schools and the All Ages Alternative Prom.

  $3,000

Magdalene Home, Medford

For the Resident Emergency Fund.

  $2,000

Maslow Project, Medford
To provide comprehensive case management services to homeless youth and families.

  $10,000

Medical Teams International, Portland
To provide free dental services to low-income residents.        

  $5,000

OnTrack Inc., Medford
Toward a new safe play area at the emergency housing facility in Grants Pass.

  $15,000

Options for Southern Oregon Inc., Grants Pass

Toward renovating a building in Cave Junction to provide expanded mental health services.

  $10,000

Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation, Portland

In support of providing vision screening services to elementary school children.

  $5,000

Phoenix Counseling Center
Toward costs to renovate space for additional clinical staff.

  $5,000

Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon, Medford

In support of a leadership and education program for local youth.

  $8,000

Reaching Our Community (ROC), Grants Pass

In support of staff positions at the ROC Food Bank.

  $10,000

Rogue Retreat, Medford

To provide case management and support services to residents in Rogue Retreat housing.

  $10,000

Rogue Valley Council of Governments, Central Point

Toward the purchase of equipment for the new commercial kitchen at Food & Friends in Josephine County.

  $8,000

Salvation Army-Grants Pass Corps

Toward the purchase and distribution of food for people in need.

  $7,500

Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice, Ashland

Toward the purchase and renovation of a facility in Medford to provide hospice care services.

  $20,000

Spartan Boxing, Medford  

In support of general operations.

  $3,000

Special Olympics Oregon, Portland

In support of a year-round fitness and nutrition program specifically for persons with intellectual disabilities.

  $3,000

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Medford

To purchase fresh foods to be distributed through the food pantry.

  $5,000

St. Vincent de Paul Society, Medford

To assist families who are in danger of having their utilities shut off.

  $15,000

The Neighborhood Food Project, Ashland

In support of local Medford high schools and AARP members teaming up to recruit new donors and neighborhood coordinators.

  $5,800

United Community Action Network (UCAN), Roseburg

Toward providing classes to individuals on the rights and responsibilities of being a responsible renter.

  $4,500

United Way of Jackson County, Medford

In support of general operations.

  $20,000

Women’s Crisis Support Team, Grants Pass

In support of a violence prevention education program in
local high schools.

  $10,000

Yoga Blue Inc., Camarillo, CA

In support of providing mind-body therapies at Armadillo Technical Institute and OnTrack.

  $2,000
     
EDUCATION

Bear Creek Watershed Education Partners, Ashland

In support of a watershed symposium for local students.

 

$1,500

Classroom Law Project, Portland

Toward professional development for local teachers.

$4,000

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon, Medford

For a community outreach program providing financial
literacy education.

  $5,000

Coyote Trails School of Nature, Medford 

In support of an outdoor education program for 5th grade students.

  $4,000

Environmental Education Association of Oregon, Portland 

In support of a workshop for teachers on how to implement environmental education in their classrooms.

  $5,000

First Christian Church of Medford          

To remodel a classroom to expand the pre-school program.

  $3,700

Hidden Valley High School, Grants Pass

Toward the renovation/upgrade of a softball field.

  $5,000

Kids Unlimited, Medford

Toward the purchase of a portable staging unit to be used in the new gymnasium.

  $20,000

Lomakatsi Restoration Project, Ashland

In support of a program where local students help restore ecological sites near their schools.

  $6,000

Madrone Trail Public Charter School, Central Point

For improvements to a portable classroom.

  $5,000

Nonprofit Association of Oregon, Portland

In support of a series of eight trainings for local nonprofits.

  $8,000

Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, Portland

In support of bringing science education programs to local schools.

  $2,500

Phoenix-Talent School District, Phoenix

In support of a residential program at Southern Oregon University for Latino students.

  $15,000

Rogue Valley Farm to School, Ashland

In support of general operations.

  $6,000

Science Works Hands-On Museum, Ashland 

To bring local school children to the museum for interactive science programs.                               

  $15,000

SMART (Start Making a Reader Today), Portland

In support of the SMART reading program in five Central Point elementary schools.

  $5,000

Southern Oregon Child & Family Council, Central Point

In support of a family literacy program for Latino families.

  $17,000

Southern Oregon Education Service District, Medford

In support of a Native Games Day at Southern Oregon University as well as other cultural activities throughout the year.

  $4,000

Southern Oregon University, Ashland

In support of faculty development opportunities which improve teaching skills.

  $25,000

The Valley School of Southern Oregon, Medford          

Toward the purchase of twenty Samsung Chromebooks for student use.

  $2,000
 
ART

Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre, Talent 

For programs to engage Latino families in the art and culture of
Ballet Folklorico.

  $3,000

Barnstormers Theatre Inc., Grants Pass

Toward the purchase of LED track lighting and a new intercom system.

  $4,000

Brava! Opera Theater, Ashland

In support of several opera competitions and performances.

  $5,000

Britt Festivals, Medford

In support of the 2016 Classical Music Festival.

  $22,000

Collaborative Theatre Project Inc., Ashland

Toward the purchase of portable lighting and sound equipment.

  $3,000

Grants Pass Museum of Art

Toward the purchase and installation of a new heat pump at the museum.

  $7,000

Grants Pass School District #7

Toward the purchase of musical instruments for use by local students.

  $5,000

Grants Pass/Josephine County Chamber Foundation   

Toward the completion of a 200 foot mural on a building at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center.

  $2,000

Heart & Hope Music, Ashland

For an elder care music therapy program.

  $5,000

JPR Foundation Inc., Ashland

In support of the ongoing restoration of the Holly Theatre.

  $5,000

Medford School District 549C

Tuition support for high school students to attend a residential arts program at Southern Oregon University.

  $5,000

Miracle Theatre Group, Portland

In support of a bilingual/bicultural theatre residency and performance program at South Medford High School.

  $2,000

Modern Roots Foundation, Ashland

To provide scholarships to local youth to participate in a variety of music education programs.

  $3,000

North Medford High School

To bring local theatre professionals into North and South Medford high schools for presentations and workshops.

  $2,200

Oregon Conservatory of Performing Arts, Medford

To strengthen the board of directors, improve bookkeeping and develop donor and marketing plans.

  $2,000

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association, Ashland

In support of special matinees and reduced price performances for students and low-income residents.

  $25,000

Patrick Elementary School, Gold Hill

In support of providing a year-long weekly art program to the students at the school.

  $5,000

Rogue Gallery & Art Center, Medford

In support of the 2016 visual art exhibition series and its related programs.

  $7,500

Rogue River School District

To purchase snare, tenor and bass drums, sticks and harnesses for a drumline.

  $5,000

Rogue Valley Chorale Association, Rogue River

For costs associated with the performance of the Miza Azteca Concert.

  $3,000

Rogue Valley Symphony, Ashland

In support of the Chamber Players in the Classroom and Classical Coaches in the Classroom programs in local schools.

  $12,000

Siskiyou Violins, Medford

In support of general operations, student lessons, tuition assistance and board development.

 

$3,000

Southern Oregon Film Society, Ashland

In support of a variety of art programs targeting underserved and rural communities.

  $4,000

Southern Oregon Music Festival, Jacksonville

To provide musical instruments and instruction to local students, including those at the Jackson County Juvenile Justice Facility.

  $5,000

Southern Oregon Repertory Singers, Ashland

In support of musician expenses, donor recognition events and lecture programs.

  $5,000

Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon, Medford

In support of general operations

  $8,000
 
PUBLIC INTEREST

Eagle Point Parks Foundation

Toward the construction of a restroom facility at the new Lucas Park in Eagle Point.

  $5,000

Eugene Debbs Potts Foundation, Merlin

Toward the purchase and installation of informational signage at the Pottsville Historical Museum.

  $1,000

Healthy Democracy Fund, Portland

In support of local residents participating in both the statewide and on-line beta test supplement to the Citizen’s Initiative Review in 2016.

  $4,000

Illinois Valley Watershed Council, Cave Junction

To produce an educational video to use to promote donations and encourage community involvement in watershed activities.

  $1,500

Jackson County Library System, Medford

A grant to purchase books in memory of Alfred SV Carpenter.

  $3,000

Jacksonville Community Center

Toward the expansion of the current Community Center building.

  $5,000

Josephine County, Grants Pass

Toward the purchase and application of paint for the Josephine County Fairgrounds.

  $3,000

Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, Ashland

To construct a wooden fence to prevent off-road vehicles from damaging sensitive wet meadow habitat.

  $2,500

Multicultural Association of Southern Oregon, Medford

In support of a staff person to administer and present the news program
at KSKQ.

  $3,000

Oregon Nonprofit Leaders Conference, Medford

Sponsorship for spring 2016 conference.

  $1,500

Oregon Stewardship, Medford

In support of an Assistant Program Manager staff position.

  $5,250

Pacifica: A Garden in the Siskiyous, Williams

Toward the replacement of the flooring in the Cedar Center facility.

  $5,000

Rogue Basin Partnership, Medford

In support of the Rogue Basin Partnership Coordinator staff position.

  $4,000

Sams Valley Elementary School, Central Point

Toward the purchase and installation of a double-sided LED reader board for school and community messages in Sams Valley.

  $4,500
 

SCHOLARSHIPS

The following public high schools received funding for Carpenter Scholarships. The grants are administered by each school under contract with the Foundation.

   

Ashland High School

  $14,400

Butte Falls High School

  $1,100

Central Point High School

  $16,500

Eagle Point High School

  $12,000

North Medford High School

  $21,500

Phoenix High School

  $9,100

Prospect High School

  $1,100

Rogue River High School

  $4,500
South Medford High School   $19,800
     

Rogue Community College Foundation, Grants Pass
For Jackson & Josephine County student scholarships.

  $25,000