Chintimini Fund

Providing enrichment opportunities for high-potential students.

The Chintimini Fund of Oregon Community Foundation supports programs for high-potential students — including those identified as talented and gifted (TAG) — at schools and other community organizations in Douglas, Benton, Lane, Linn, Tillamook and Lincoln counties. The Fund encourages programs that inspire and motivate "bright but bored" students who are not fully engaged by existing school programs.

Funding Priorities

OCF is pleased to offer school districts an opportunity to apply for a grant to fund in-school or extracurricular programs that provide enrichment opportunities for high-potential students and other children who show a capacity for high achievement.

Our current request for proposal describes program goals, the application process and national research about excellence in programming for high-potential students. Competitive proposals will fulfill the program goals, incorporate research-based and innovative strategies, and integrate program planning with program evaluation in mind. Average grant awards are expected to range from $3,000 to $7,000 each.

Eligibility

  • Eligible applicants include schools, public agencies and 501(c)(3) nonprofits in Lane, Linn, Benton, Douglas, Tillamook and Lincoln counties.
  • Organizations may use grant funds only for project expenses — not for operating costs, fundraising expenses or endowments.
  • Eligible expenses include materials, program marketing costs, staff time and administrative support.

Application Process

The next due date for applications is Friday, March 22, 2019, by 9 p.m. If your application is not received by this date and time, it will not be considered for funding during this cycle.

Please apply electronically if possible. Submit electronic documents as attachments via email to chintiminifund@oregoncf.org. Send all materials — including the full application and supporting documents — as attachments to a single email.

Grantee Reporting

  • The Grantee Evaluation Form must be completed and submitted to OCF at the end of the project or by May 30 of the academic year. The project applicant must complete the project contact evaluation section. The second page — the student evaluation section — is to be completed by a representative number of students (please make copies or electronically reproduce the second page as necessary).

For more information, please contact:

The Chintimini Fund
Oregon Community Foundation
440 East Broadway, Suite 160
Eugene, OR 97401
(541) 431-7099
chintiminifund@oregoncf.org