Barbara’s Funding Forum
The Foundation helps to promote funding for rural non-profit organizations through Barbara’s Funding Forum (BFF). BFF sponsors a grant writing workshop at no charge to the non-profit. BFF provides a trainer who demystifies the grant writing process by taking the attendees through a grant application.
The attendees then submit a grant request to the Foundation. Grant request size is usually about $1000. The Foundation board members then hold an in-person group critique of all grants and then awards grants to some or all the non-profit organizations.
The Foundation hopes that this process encourages rural non-profits to apply for other grants, obtain additional resources for rural communities and help build cooperation and familiarity among the non-profits in the community.
Past BFF’s have been held in Burns, Grant’s Pass and Madras.