The Deschutes Public Library Foundation was awarded a grant in the amount of $30,000 to increase capacity by hiring the Foundation’s first staff member. The Library Foundation will also contract with a major gift consultant and grant writer, as well as develop a marketing campaign for the Library Foundation.
“We are extremely honored to receive this generous grant from the Oregon Community Foundation and plan to put the funds to very good use with the hiring of the Foundation’s first staff person,” said Foundation President Michael McGean. “We hope to get someone hired very soon so we can begin focusing on securing future funding for the Library.”
The following funds supported the Library Foundation grant:
· Robert W. Chandler II Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation
· Morrison Family Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation
· Jerome S. and Barbara Bischoff Library Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation
The mission of the Deschutes Public Library Foundation is to raise and manage funds to ensure a world-class public library program that reaches and serves all people in Deschutes County.
The mission of the Oregon Community Foundation is to improve life in Oregon and promote effective philanthropy. OCF works with individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to create charitable funds to support the community causes they care about. Through these funds OCF awards more than $60 million annually in grants and scholarships.
For more information about potential grant opportunities, please contact the Bend office at 15 SW Colorado Avenue, Suite 250, Bend, OR 97702 or call 541.382.1170.
For information about the Deschutes Public Library Foundation, please contact Chantal Strobel at 541.312.1031 or visit dplfoundation.org