The Josephine County Educational Fund is proud to announce the creation of a 10-year fund to support young children and their families in Josephine County. The fund was established by the Coalition for Kids Board of Directors, complementing JCEF’s existing programs by investing in local efforts
that support family stability and school readiness. Over the 10 years, the fund is expected to provide $1.2-million dollars in grants to community-based organizations.
“Coalition for Kids was born from the common vision of community partners for young children and their caregivers to thrive. For several decades, Coalition for Kids staff, administrators, board members and donors came together to keep families strong in Josephine County. As we close our organization, the board is excited about the ways that this fund will honor these longstanding values.”
Quin Collins, Executive Director at the Josephine County Educational Fund, shared her organization’s excitement about the expansion of supports. “JCEF has been committed to supporting youth in our community for many years and the launching of the CFK Fund means children and their caregivers will have access to supports earlier in life. Research shows us that those efforts will bring meaningful impacts to keep families on track to be healthy, stable, and successful in school.” The CFK Fund will provide the opportunity for local community-based organizations serving young children—ages birth through 5—to apply for grant funding each March. Awards will be selected by a fund Advisory Committee and distributed for program use each July. For the inaugural year of the fund, awards were selected by the Board of CFK and will benefit The Family Nurturing Center, Siskiyou Community Health Center’s Home Visiting Programs, Tinkerbell Parent Cooperative Preschool, and a community-wide education campaign on Protective Factors.