History

In 2020, the Foundation became a fiscal sponsor of Coalition on Rural Housing Insecurity (formerly Winter Shelter), a collaborative community effort 12 years in the making. The program offers case-management, addiction services, and basic health care on site during shelter season. They also provide outreach, advocacy, and support services year round.

The Foundation’s largest supported effort to date was fundraising for Anna & Abby’s Yard, including the Love Rocks Run. In 2019, Love Rocks Foundation was formed, becoming its own 501(c)(3).  A majority of the proceeds went to the City of Forest Grove for Anna & Abby’s Yard, constructed in 2020.  The Foundation continues to provide fiscal sponsorship for charitable or community-building projects, with the Love Rocks Foundation as an example.

In 2018, the Foundation became the fiscal sponsor of Community Connection, a coalition of nonprofit organizations working together to serve the needs of youth, families and adults experiencing social and economic hardship. Community Connection joins efforts already serving the most vulnerable in our community by buoying capacity, cooperation and resources to sustain and supplement services in and around Forest Grove, Oregon. 

The Foundation was established for the purposes of enhancing the community and providing educational opportunities. A memorable history of supporting charitable and community-building efforts include: 

● Coalition on Rural Housing Insecurity (Winter Shelter) – 2020

Community Connection – 2018

Anna & Abby’s Yard 2014-2019 

Community Sundial – 2019 

Lions (vision) 2014 – 2018 

● Main Course 2010 – 2018 

Sister Cities 2008 – 2019 

● Brick Campaign (Public Arts) 2008 

● Christmas Tree Festival 2007 

● Community Labyrinth (Rotary) 2005 

● Brick Campaign 2003 – 2004 

● Fireworks Fund 2002 – 2008 

● Cornelius Boosters (scholarships) 2000 – 2006 

● Heritage Days (Corn Roast) 2005 – 2008 

● Skateboard Park 1999 

● Holiday Decorations 1995 – 2019 

● Our Pride (graffiti, parks, N entrance) 1995 – 2011

Community Arboretum (rain shelter) 1995 – 2007 

The Foundation was formed/incorporated in April 1994 and issued a determination letter in November 1995, granting the organization exemption from federal income tax under IRS code section 501(c)(3). Donors can deduct contributions to this organization as provided in IRS code section 170.


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