The Gold Beach Community Fund

The Gold Beach Community Fund provides financial support for projects, activities and services with an aim of enhancing Central Curry County for citizens and visitors.

Accepting applications October 1 and April 1 annually

Guided by a Committee of local residents and administered by the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF), the Gold Beach Community Fund’s objective is to provide grant funds for deserving local endeavors, in areas related to:

  • Recreational activity and facility development
  • Opportunities for cultural enhancement
  • Technical assistance and vocational projects
  • Academic and lifestyle improvements
  • Restoration of environmental assets
  • Youth-related facilities and activities
  • Tax deductible donations

The fund is administered by the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) under contractual agreement with the Fund’s Advisory Committee. Under IRS Code 501(c)(3), OCF was incorporated to qualify as an exempt organization; and operates exclusively for the purpose of administrating charitable funds.  The assets of the fund are held and invested by OCF which annually distributes back a portion of the Fund to be used solely in support of community projects, at the discretion of the Fund’s Board of Directors. Read about the fund's history

Grant Guidelines

Grant applications should be received by October 1 and April 1 to be considered for funding.  The committee may consider applications outside of the normal grant schedule under special circumstances.  Please contact the committee for more information.

Grant applications should be as brief as appropriate to present necessary facts about the applicant and the project for which the grant is requested.  We would prefer one to two pages with enclosures if needed.

Grant awards will normally be announced within 60 days of grant application.

Eligibility

Grant applications are only accepted from 501(c)(3) non-profits and 509(a)(1) organizations.

The Grant Program supports projects, programs, and equipment that are community oriented in the Gold Beach area.

Amount Requested

Grant awards normally range from $500 to $2,500 per project or program. The Board may partially fund projects depending on the number of applicants during the grant year.

The total of grants funded annually is limited by the amounts set by the Oregon Community Foundation.

Not Eligible

  • Individuals
  • Fund raising activities
  • Ongoing labor or payroll costs
  • Travel
  • Endowments
  • Office equipment, supplies etc
  • Debt retirement, operational deficits, financial emergencies etc.

Information Required

Eligible organizations are requested to submit the following:

  1. Cover letter signed by the person authorizing the grant request
  2. Name, title, phone number, email (if available) of the contact person
  3. Proof of non-profit status (IRS Determination Letter, School or Government status)
  4. Narrative proposal describing the applicant organization(s), the project for which funds are being requested, the people to be served, the number of people served, and the program life
  5. An explanation of how this project contributes to the Youth of Gold Beach
  6. An explanation of how the applicant organization will sustain the project in ensuing years (if applicable)
  7. A detailed budget for the project (dollars and volunteer hours) .  Include any additional  documentation that will be helpful to the Committee in considering the application
  8. Can the program succeed with zero or only partial funding from the Gold Beach Community Fund?  Explain…
  9. Submit the application:
    Email to: apply@goldbeachcommunityfund.org
    Mail to:  PO Box 742, Gold Beach OR 97444 – original plus one copy of the entire application

Gifting to the Gold Beach Community Fund

The community fund is grateful for gifts of any amount. Gifts of $100 or more are recognized on the donor board at Gold Beach City Hall. Gifts of $5,000 or more are recognized on the Gold List at Gold Beach City Hall. Gifts of $10,000 or more for specified projects, will be recognized and may be dedicated in the name of an individual or family of your choice.