Out of School Time - Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Program Quality Improvement Learning Community

Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) and The Ford Family Foundation (TFFF) have identified out-of-school time as an opportunity to combat socioeconomic, geographic, and racial inequities in student success. Research has shown that quality out-of-school time programs that have a robust SEL focus can support positive youth development and increase engagement with school, thus improving attendance, boosting academic performance, and increasing the likelihood of high school graduation and post-secondary attainment.

OCF and TFFF seek proposals from out-of-school time programs in Oregon and Siskiyou County, CA that wish to participate in a three-year, highly structured SEL program quality improvement Learning Community. Interested organizations should already be familiar with the Youth Program Quality (YPQ) tool, or similar continuous program quality process, and wish to deepen their SEL program quality.   Programs must serve youth from low-income families, youth of color and/or youth from under-resourced rural communities.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to review the RFP linked below for additional detail on this unique grant opportunity and eligibility requirements. 

OCF does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, age, status as a veteran, national origin or any other protected class. Applicants for the Student Success Initiative must hold similar standards in the provision of services.

Application Process

Applications are accepted through MyOCF. You must be a registered user to access OCF's Grants Portal. If you don't have an account, you can create one by following the instructions on the MyOCF login screen.

Open May 2 - June 5, 2024

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