In order for your grant to be reviewed and considered for funding by the Three Rivers Foundation, your organization and project must meet the following eligibility criteria.
Eligible Applicants: The Three Rivers Foundation invites applications from the following organizations:
- 501(c)(3) organizations that are located in Coos, Lane, Douglas, Curry, or Lincoln County; or
- 501(c)(3) organizations located in Oregon seeking grant support for projects specifically targeting Coos, Lane, Douglas, Curry, or Lincoln County; or
- 501(c)(3) organizations located in Oregon seeking grant support for projects specifically important to Native American populations in Oregon; or
- 501(c)(3) organizations located in Oregon seeking grant support for projects that have a “statewide” impact; or
- Federally recognized tribes located in Oregon; or
- Governmental organizations located in Coos, Lane, Douglas, Curry, or Lincoln County.
Geographic Considerations: The Three Rivers Foundation funds projects whose primary impact is focused on the following geographic areas:
- The ancestral homeland of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, including:
o Coos County
o Lane County
o Douglas County
o Curry County
o Lincoln County
- The state of Oregon (if the project is specifically important to Native Americans in Oregon); or
- The state of Oregon (if the project has a “statewide” impact.)
Program Priorities: The Three Rivers Foundation will consider applications from projects that address at least one of the following foundation priorities:
- Public Safety
- Problem Gambling
- The Arts
- The Environment
- Cultural Activities
- Historic Preservation
Funding Restrictions: The Three Rivers Foundation will not consider funding proposals for the following types of projects, programs, or organizations:
- Organizations who have not closed-out their previous Three Rivers Foundation grant.
- Grants requesting funding commitments from the Three Rivers Foundation that extend beyond a single year.
- Pre-existing obligations or debt retirement.
- Construction projects where applicant does not have site-control.
- Organizations who do not meet the geographic or organizational eligibility requirements of the Three Rivers Foundation.
- Projects that propagandize or attempt to influence elections. Organizations that have not adopted a non-discrimination policy.
- Faith based organizations who proselytize or otherwise restrict participation in the proposed program/project to adherents of their faith.
- Pass-through funding where an eligible applicant will pass the funds on to an organization that is not otherwise eligible to apply for funding from the Three Rivers Foundation.