Although much has changed in the past few months, nonprofits in our counties are adjusting and continuing their critical work. The Shelk Foundation is privileged to help as they serve the most vulnerable children, families and seniors in our communities.
The Shelk Foundation is closely aligned with the Oregon Community Foundation and most of our granting this year has come through the Shelk Advised Funds at OCF.
During the first half of 2020 we have funded CASA of Grant and Harney Counties, Frontier CASA in Wheeler County and Families First in John Day to help with technology and staffing to keep in contact with their children and families online as the pandemic prohibited face-to-face meetings. MountainStar Relief Nursery, KIDS Center and Family Access Network have also received our support to help them continue serving Prineville and Crook County children.
As many of our neighbors have found themselves unemployed, we have advised grants to St. Vincent DePaul Crook County’s food bank to help meet increased demand and the Meals on Wheels program of the Prineville Soroptimists to help them continue delivering meals to our home-bound seniors.
Oregon foundations are rapidly evolving to meet critical needs across the state. Funding deadlines and priorities are changing. If grants are a part of your nonprofit’s financial planning, or if your organization has unexpected expenses due to Covid-19, be sure to research foundation websites for current funding opportunities. Click on the Resources tab above for current information.