Carpenter Foundation Carpenter Foundation Grants July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021
THE CARPENTER FOUNDATION
GRANT STATEMENT
July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021
HUMAN SERVICE
Access Inc, Medford Toward the purchase of a refrigerated truck to distribute perishable food to local food pantries.  $15,000
AllCare Community Foundation, Grants Pass – Toward the construction of 17 tiny homes to provide shelter for persons experiencing homelessness.  $15,000
CARE Foundation, Seattle, WA A grant made in memory of Helen Bundy Carpenter.  $4,000
CASA of Jackson & Josephine Counties, Medford – For the recruitment, training and support of       40 new CASA volunteers.  $15,000
Community Works, Medford – Toward the construction of a transitional living facility.  $15,000
Crossing Bridges Therapeutic Riding Center, Grants Pass To provide scholarships for riders to participate in therapeutic riding classes.  $4,000
Divide Camp Inc, Joseph – To provide a wilderness experience to post 9/11 veterans.  $3,000
Heart & Hope Music, Ashland – Toward providing a therapeutic music program for elders and those with special needs.  $6,000
HIV Alliance, Eugene – To provide HIV and Hepatitis C prevention, as well as opioid overdose prevention services in Jackson and Josephine Counties.  $7,000
HOPE Equestrian Center, Eagle Point – To provide scholarships for riders to participate in a therapeutic riding program  $6,000
Jackson County Community Services Consortium, Medford – In support of a program coordinating services for persons experiencing homelessness.   $15,000
Magdalene Home, Medford – Toward the cost of having trained housemothers at the facility.   $3,000
Maslow Project, Medford – Toward providing case management services to homeless children and their families.  $10,000
Oasis Center of the Rogue Valley, Medford – Employment and job development support for parents in recovery.  $4,000
OnTrack Inc, Medford – Toward the construction of a bathroom for the Dads’ Program.  $7,500
Options for Homeless Residents of Ashland – To assist low-income residents to obtain critical items such as housing, birth certificates, ID cards, work-related clothing, and other needed services.  $12,000
Parker House Project Inc, Ashland – In support of housing homeless women and children.  $2,000
Peace House, Ashland – In support of a new, permanent kitchen in order to expand the Uncle Food’s Diner services.  $10,000
Redwood Christian Church, Grants Pass – Toward the purchase and distribution of food to those in need.  $2,500
Ride My Road, Talent – To create tools and education to assist a network of bikers to raise funds and awareness regarding human trafficking.  $5,000
Rogue Retreat, Medford – Toward the purchase of computers and other technology equipment.  $10,000
Rogue Valley Family YMCA, Medford – To provide emergency childcare to first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic, and then provide child care to working families as restrictions ease up.  $10,000
Salvation Army / Grants Pass Corps – To purchase food pantry items, personal hygiene supplies and food for holiday baskets.  $10,000
Sanctuary One, Jacksonville – To provide a therapeutic respite to a variety of people through farm tours, educational youth trips, and service-learning projects  $5,000
 Set Free Services, Medford – To support low-income and homeless individuals.  $15,000
Southern Oregon Aspire, Grants Pass – To purchase landscaping equipment and train persons with intellectual disabilities to use it to increase employability.  $5,000
Spartan Boxing Club, Medford – Toward general operations for programs working with at-risk youth.  $9,000
Spiral Living Center, Cave Junction – To establish two pop-up food pantry distribution centers in underserved areas of the Illinois Valley.  $3,000
St. Vincent de Paul Society, Medford – To provide assistance to families whose utilities have been shut off or who are in danger of being shut off  $15,000
United Way of Jackson County, Medford – In support of general operations.  $25,000
Upper Rogue Community Center Inc, Shady Cove – To purchase a backup generator so they can operate as a designated Red Cross emergency shelter.  $10,000
EDUCATION
Applegate Partnership, Jacksonville – For a program to provide outdoor education to students from Ruch Outdoor School.  $4,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Rogue Valley, Grants Pass – In support of an after-school program providing a variety of educational activities.  $14,000
Classroom Law Project, Portland – To increase programs in Jackson and Josephine counties to provide civics education.  $10,000
Eugene Debbs Potts Foundation, Merlin – Toward the purchase and installation of educational and historical signs.  $1,000
Familia Unida Bike Builders, Medford – In support of general operations to serve at-risk youth.  $7,000
Josephine County Juvenile Justice Department, Grants Pass – In support of providing arts enrichment and recreation for youth residing in the Turning Point Residential Youth Program.  $3,000
Klamath Bird Observatory, Ashland – In support of a bilingual bird watching and education program.  $5,000
Multicultural Association of Southern Oregon, Medford – Toward costs associated with putting on a Native American cultural immersion camp for middle-school students.  $5,000
Nonprofit Association of Oregon, Portland – To provide a variety of resources and professional development to nonprofits in Southern Oregon.  $8,000
Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges & Universities, Tualatin – To provide eleven scholarships to local students to attend private colleges and universities in Oregon.  $7,150
Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, Portland –To provide support for low-income youth from Jackson & Josephine Counties to participate in OMSI’s educational science programs.  $3,000
Pacifica:  A Garden in the Siskiyous, Williams – Toward the purchase of wall tents to be used for students at the Outdoor School Program and for retreats.  $5,000
Science Works Hands-On Museum, Ashland – To provide field trips to the museum for students in Title 1 schools.  $15,000
Siskiyou Field Institute, Selma – In support of a part-time coordinator staff position, and toward the purchase of audio-visual equipment to develop online programming.  $5,000
SMART Reading / Rogue Valley, Medford – In support of the SMART reading program in Central Point elementary schools.  $6,000
Southern Oregon Child & Family Council, Central Point – In support of Project Listo, a culturally appropriate literacy program for local Latinx families.  $20,000
Southern Oregon Education Service District, Medford – To provide all parents and caregivers with the knowledge, skills and support for their children to enter Kindergarten ready to thrive.  $5,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation, Ashland – In support of faculty development opportunities which improve teaching skills.  $25,000
Wildlife Images, Merlin – Toward the purchase of an electric cart for transporting individuals with limited mobility.  $4,400
ARTS
3 Rivers Chorale, Grants Pass – To collaborate with young singers from rural areas for concerts focused on water.  $1,000
Ashland New Plays Festival – In support of an annual playwright competition culminating in the reading of four new plays.  $5,000
Britt Festivals, Medford – In support of the 2021 Classical Music Season.  $25,000
Collaborative Theatre Project Inc, Medford – In support of performances for children and adults, and various workshops.  $5,000
Craterian Performances Company, Medford – In support of the Teen Musical Theatre of Oregon and general operating support.  $8,000
Miracle Theatre Group, Portland – In support of a bilingual residency in local schools focused on self-care and healthy relationships.  $3,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association, Ashland – In support of a general operations.  $25,000
Rogue Gallery & Art Center, Medford – In support of a series of art exhibitions.  $7,500
Rogue Valley Chorale Association, Medford – In support of a concert of Carmina Burana in conjunction with SOPBS.  $5,000
Rogue Valley Symphony, Ashland – To provide music education programs in the schools, both        in-person and through video networking.  $10,000
Southern Oregon Film Society, Ashland – In support of a film-related arts education program in local schools.  $10,000
Southern Oregon Guild, Cave Junction – In support of a community outreach program utilizing Zoom and video to share and teach a variety of art classes.  $5,000
Southern Oregon Repertory Singers, Ashland – In support of the 2021-22 concert season.  $5,000
Young Musicians and Artists Inc, Portland – To provide scholarship assistance for low-income local youth to attend an art and education program at Willamette University.  $4,000
Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon, Medford – In support of costs associated with the 2021-22 concert season.  $8,000
PUBLIC INTEREST
Butte Creek Mill Foundation, Eagle Point – Toward the purchase of equipment needed for the production and packaging of flour products.  $5,000
Jackson County Library System, Medford – Unsolicited grant made in the name of Alfred Carpenter for the purchase of books.  $4,000
Josephine Community Library Foundation, Grants Pass – Toward the expansion and renovation  of the Illinois Valley Library facility.  $20,000
Josephine Parks & Recreation Foundation, Grants Pass – Toward the replacement of the playground structures at Tom Pearce Park.  $10,000
Newman United Methodist Church, Grants Pass – In support of connecting the two church buildings to improve accessibility for persons with physical limitations.  $7,500
Oregon Nonprofit Leaders Conference, Medford – Sponsorship for the spring 2021 conference.  $1,500
Rogue Valley Council of Governments, Central Point – Toward the updating of the Bear Creek Greenway Trail Guide, and a free online app for users of the Greenway.  $5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society, Medford – Toward the purchase of two commercial washer/dryer sets.  $5,000
Southern Oregon Land Conservancy, Ashland – In support of general operations to preserve Southern Oregon land for posterity.  $5,000
SCHOLARSHIPS
The following schools received funding for Carpenter Foundation Scholarships. The grants are administered by each school under contract with the Foundation:
Ashland High School  $12,500
Butte Falls High School  $1,000
Central Medford High School  $3,000
Central Point High School  $16,500
Eagle Point High School  $13,500
North Medford High School  $19,500
Phoenix High School  $9,000
Prospect High School  $1,000
Rogue River High School  $3,500
South Medford High School  $20,500
Rogue Community College Foundation, Grants Pass – For Jackson & Josephine County student scholarships.  $25,000