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The Ford Family Foundation is a private, non-profit foundation located in Roseburg, Oregon. Roseburg lies in southern Oregon where the North and South Umpqua rivers join. The “Hundred Valleys of the Umpqua” cut through from the Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, where tall timber prospers. The Ford Family Foundation has its roots here, too. Started in 1957, the Foundation now manages large, internal initiatives and makes grants to public charities predominantly benefiting communities in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. Our heritage comes from such communities and the men and women who created them. We hope you will enjoy reading about the Fords and the work of the Foundation that will carry on their commitment to giving back to others for generations to come.


Home Office | (Map) 1600 NW Stewart Parkway | Roseburg, OR 97471-1957
Local: (541) 957-5574 | Fax: (541) 957-5720
For general questions:

Scholarship Office | (
) 440 E. Broadway, Suite 200 | Eugene, OR 97401
Toll Free: (877) 864-2872 | Local: (541) 485-6211 | Fax: (541) 485-6223
For general questions:

Do you have an in-progress grant application? 
Please submit it by October 31 or it will be lost.
We are upgrading our grant application. We're streamlining the process that organizations have to follow to apply for funding. Making our application easier will be great for everyone. But in order to launch this new tool, we will turn off the current application on Friday, October 31, 2014, at noon (12:00pm PT). If you have started an application but have not submitted it, you must submit it by October 31, 2014. If you don't submit it, your information will be lost, and you will need to start over on the new application. We expect the new application will be available mid-November. Questions? Please contact our Grants Administration staff at (541) 957-5574


Nancy Straw Hired to lead new program 
The Ford Family Foundation is proud to announce Nancy Straw as the leader of the new program on Community and Economic Development.
To see full details about this announcement, click here.

Our Founders

In 1936, Kenneth W. Ford pursued a vision with a single sawmill in the southern Oregon community of Roseburg. 

Hallie E. Ford was a teacher. Like Kenneth, she believed in a complete and continuing education.

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