Carpenter Foundation Carpenter Foundation Grants July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
THE CARPENTER FOUNDATION
GRANT STATEMENT
July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
HUMAN SERVICE
Access Inc, Medford – For additional costs associated with an 18% increase in USDA food commodities anticipated in the next year. $12,500
Ashland Culture of Peace Commission – Toward the recruitment and training of volunteers to operate Ashland’s winter shelters. $5,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank – To provide fresh and perishable foods to distribute through the food bank. $5,000
Ashland Supportive Housing – To assist persons with disabilities to stay the weekend at Ashwood Inn, providing respite for their families and caregivers. $5,000
CARE Foundation, Seattle, WA – A grant made in memory of Helen Bundy Carpenter. $3,000
CASA of Jackson & Josephine Counties, Medford – To provide diversity, equity and inclusion training for staff and volunteers. $15,000
Compassion Highway Project, Medford – To provide food and personal items to homeless persons in Medford. $2,000
Crossing Bridges Therapeutic Riding Center, Grants Pass – To provide scholarships for riders to participate in therapeutic riding classes. $4,000
Friends of the Josephine County Food Bank, Grants Pass – Toward the purchase of a forklift to use at the food bank. $10,000
Heart & Hope Music, Ashland – In support of a music therapy program for seniors. $5,000
HIV Alliance, Eugene – In support of HIV prevention services in Josephine County. $5,000
HOPE Equestrian Center, Eagle Point – To provide scholarships for riders to participate in a therapeutic riding program. $8,000
Illinois Valley Community Development, Cave Junction – In support of the Leg Up Program for Local Families Project. $8,000
Jackson County Community Services Consortium, Medford – In support of staffing costs for the Continuum of Care Homeless Project.  $15,000
Jackson County Sexual Assault Response Team, Ashland – In support of a sexual assault prevention program in local schools. $12,000
Magdalene Home, Medford – In support of staff wages. $2,000
Maslow Project, Medford – In support of providing case management services to homeless youth and their families. $10,000
Max’s Mission, Jacksonville – To provide naloxone training, education and distribution in rural communities.  $3,000
Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation, Portland – To provide vision screenings to children in Jackson & Josephine Counties. $5,000
Peace House, Ashland – In support of providing a free dinner once a week to homeless and low-income people. $5,000
Reaching Our Community (ROC), Grants Pass – In support of funding staff positions at the food pantry. $10,000
Rogue Retreat, Medford – In support of providing case management and wrap around services to residents in the Supportive Housing Program. $10,000
Set Free Services, Medford – In support of providing a variety of services to homeless and low-income individuals. $12,000
Southern Oregon Aspire, Grants Pass – Toward the purchase of mobile technology equipment for providers to use in community settings. $8,000
Spartan Boxing Club, Medford – In support of general operations. $8,000
St. Vincent de Paul Society, Grants Pass – To assist local individuals and families with financial assistance for rent, utilities, prescriptions, laundry vouchers and government issued ID’s. $10,000
St. Vincent de Paul Society, Medford – To assist families in jeopardy of losing their power, gas or water utilities. $15,000
The ALS Association, Portland – To provide medical support to local families living with ALS. $4,000
United Way of Jackson County, Medford – In support of general operations. $22,000
Winterspring Center, Medford – To hire additional staff to expand grief services to reach more youth and families.  $6,000
Women’s Crisis Support Team, Grants Pass – In support of a violence prevention educational program in local schools. $12,000
EDUCATION
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Rogue Valley, Grants Pass – In support of an after-school program providing a variety of educational activities. $12,000
Butte Falls Charter School – Toward costs associated with creating a Natural Resources Center. $10,000
Butte Falls Community School Partnership – In support of staff wages for the Learning Tree Preschool Program. $5,000
Classroom Law Project, Portland – In support of two civic education programs:  Project Citizen and the 2018 Summer Institute. $8,000
College Dreams Inc, Grants Pass – To provide college scholarships to students in Jackson and Josephine Counties. $10,000
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon, Medford In support of expanding financial education and counseling services to serve more people. $5,000
Grants Pass High School – In support of building an outdoor basketball court. $2,500
Grants Pass/Josephine County Chamber Foundation – In support of an exchange program between rural Southern Oregon youth and youth from the Portland Metro area. $3,500
Hanby Middle School, Gold Hill – Toward the construction of a natural playground area at the new CAMP Program for 5-10 year olds. $1,500
Healthy U, Cave Junction – To provide mentoring and tutoring in a summer program for middle and high school students in Cave Junction. $5,000
Jacksonville Elementary School – Toward the installation of a new play structure for students with special needs.  $2,000
Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges & Universities, Lake Oswego – To provide scholarships to students from Jackson & Josephine counties to attend private colleges and universities in Oregon. $7,150
Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, Portland – In support of bringing science education programs to local schools. $3,000
Phoenix-Talent School District, Phoenix – In support of a residential program at SOU to encourage Latino youth to pursue post-high school education. $15,300
Rogue Valley Farm to School, Ashland – In support of a program with local schools involving gardening, tasting tables, and Harvest Meal farm field trips. $6,000
Roots & Wings Child Development, Medford – Toward the purchase of an outdoor pergola style cover to provide shade and wind protection. $3,000
Rusk Ranch Nature Center, Cave Junction – To construct three platform decks, shower and rustic kitchen facility to house visitors and volunteers. $2,000
Science Works Hands-On Museum, Ashland – To provide field trips to the museum for students from Title 1 schools in Jackson & Josephine counties. $15,000
SMART (Start Making a Reader Today), Portland – In support of the SMART reading program in five Central Point elementary schools. $6,000
Southern Oregon University, Ashland – In support of faculty development opportunities which improve teaching skills. $25,000
The Dome School, Cave Junction – To rebuild / upgrade the school’s water heater. $4,000
White Oak Farm & Education Center, Williams – To support schools / groups to participate in educational field trips to the farm. $3,000
Wildlife Images, Merlin – Toward the construction of a new pavilion to be used for educational programs. $10,000
ARTS
Anima Mundi Productions, Phoenix – Toward the creation and production of a musical piece based on interviews with members of the Southern Oregon Latino Community. $3,000
Ashland New Plays Festival – In support of the 2019 Fall Festival.  $4,000
Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre, Medford – Toward additional training for Ballet Folklorico dance instructors. $5,000
Barnstormers Theatre Inc, Grants Pass – Toward new stage curtains, interior painting and plumbing upgrades. $5,000
Brava! Opera Theatre, Medford – In support of an Opera Masterclass, concerts and free tickets for youth programs. $5,000
Britt Festivals, Medford – In support of the 2019 Britt Festival Orchestra. $25,000
Collaborative Theatre Project Inc, Medford – In support of performances, play readings and workshops highlighting specific groups in the community. $3,000
Grants Pass Museum of Art – In support of bringing local students to the museum for field trips.  $5,000
Miracle Theatre Group, Portland – In support of a bilingual and bicultural arts residency program for local schools. $3,000
Oregon Coast Youth Symphony Festival Association, Newport – To support the Grants Pass High School Orchestra participating in a music festival in Newport, Oregon. $3,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association, Ashland – In support of providing free and discounted tickets to local students, seniors and low-income individuals. $25,000
Rogue Gallery & Art Center, Medford – For costs associated with the 2019 Visual Art Exhibition Series. $7,500
Rogue Valley Peace Choir, Ashland – In support of salaries for the choir director and accompanist. $3,000
Rogue Valley Symphony, Ashland – In support of the Link Up and Classical Coaches programs in local schools.  $12,000
Siskiyou Violins, Medford – To provide scholarships for players to cover tuition, private lessons, and for extra rehearsals to prepare for a trip to perform at Carnegie Hall in 2019. $3,000
Southern Oregon Film Society, Ashland – In support of the Teen Press Program, LAUNCH student film competition, Festival in the Schools Program and school group screenings. $7,000
Southern Oregon Guild, Cave Junction – In support of general operations. $4,000
Southern Oregon Repertory Singers, Ashland – In support of a variety of activities to improve the quality of performances and increase audience attendance. $7,500
Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon, Medford – In support of costs associated with the 2019-20 Concert Season. $8,000
PUBLIC INTEREST
Bear Creek Greenway Foundation, Medford – To provide administrative support for the organization. $4,800
City of Ashland – Toward the construction of a nature play area at North Mountain Park in Ashland. $5,000
Disabilities Recreation Project, Central Point – In support of general operations.  $2,680
Jackson County Library System, Medford – A grant to purchase books in memory of Alfred SV Carpenter. $3,000
Klamath Bird Observatory, Ashland – For pre/post-restoration bird and vegetation surveys at The Crest at Willow Witt and Vesper Meadow. $4,000
Medford Parks & Recreation Foundation – In support of rebuilding the playground at Bear Creek Park in Medford.  $5,000
Mt. Ashland Association – Toward painting the ski lodge and other capital improvements.  $5,000
Nonprofit Association of Oregon, Portland – In support of a series of trainings and seminars for local nonprofit staff and volunteers. $8,000
Oregon Nonprofit Leaders Conference, Medford – Sponsorship for the spring 2019 conference.  $1,500
Pacifica:  A Garden in the Siskiyous, Williams – Toward the purchase and installation of fire doors for the Cedar Center building. $5,000
Rogue Farm Corps, Ashland – In support of providing trainings on land acquisition and succession planning to local farmers. $5,000
Rogue Rowing, Ashland – Toward the purchase of a covered cargo trailer and other costs associated with developing a rowing program for persons with physical limitations.  $1,500
Siskiyou Mountain Club, Ashland – Toward the production of updated, more accurate US Geologic Survey topographic maps.  $5,000
Southern Oregon Historical Society, Medford – Toward restoring the structural integrity of two historic barns and a water tower at Hanley Farm. $6,000
Spay-Neuter Your Pet (SNYP), Medford – To purchase two surgical tables and surgical lights to increase spay/neuter services.  $9,000
The Hearth, Ashland – To provide scholarship assistance for community members to participate in the new Certificate in Community Storytelling Program. $4,000
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
Crater 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 $25,000