OCF funds W.S. student success program


The Oregon Community Foundation recently announced $522,000 in grants to Central Oregon nonprofits.

OCF announced a $78,415 grant to serve Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs youth as part of a new K-12 Student Success grant program.

The grant has been awarded to expand and improve culturally based out-of-school time curriculum for Native American students in Warm Springs. The three-year, K-12 Student Success grant program focuses on quality out-of-school time programs that are designed to increase student engagement with school and boost academic performance.

One of the 80 grants awarded in Deschutes County was to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Oregon in Bend. The $18,000 grant was for year two of three years’ potential support for the “Be Great: Graduate” initiative to help middle and high school youths with their educational goals and career preparation.

A Circle of Friends, in Sisters, received $15,000 for year one of two years' potential support to increase the number of at-risk children served by trained volunteer mentors, teachers and administrators.

In all, the Oregon Community Foundation awarded more than $522,000 in grants to Central Oregon nonprofits during their recent fall grant cycle and more than $8.4 million statewide.