twinrocksGeneral Requirements

  • Applicants must be schools, districts, colleges, government agencies or 501(c)3 non-profit organizations serving Oregon.
  • Work must be performed in Oregon or benefit Oregon communities.
  • Sponsored programs should align with the applying organization’s mission.
  • Grantees must agree to our reporting requirements and anti-discrimination policy as described: Gray FF Award Terms (2017). Any variance from these terms may jeopardize your eligibility for future funding opportunities.

Preference will be given to applicants that commit:

  • Dedicated staff time
  • K-12 administrative and/or partner support as appropriate
  • Expertise in content area, K-12 instruction, or community culture
  • To engage communities of color or historically marginalized populations including students navigating poverty or living in rural areas
  • Additional contributed or earned support for the program (i.e. grants, business or individual donations, in-kind, program revenue, etc.). Traditionally, Gray FF is comfortable supporting no more than 40% of a total program budget.

Funding is not eligible to support:

  • Activities outside of the grant programs priorities
  • Organizations that have received three consecutive years of Gray FF funding in the related grant program
  • Capital campaigns, site improvements or acquisitions of land
  • Purchases or activities that occur prior to grant decision
  • Deficit funding or elimination of operating deficits
  • Annual fund appeals or endowment funds
  • Religious activities
  • Grants or loans to individuals

Gray Family Foundation Statement on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

The Gray Family Foundation recognizes that historical systematic policies and practices have led to disparities that limit opportunities for certain groups of people to contribute to and benefit from a healthy, thriving and sustainable Oregon. To address this requires us to examine, challenge and change assumptions and practices that may reinforce such inequities.

We act to respect and amplify the diverse perspectives, traditions, knowledge and relationships all people in Oregon bring as active stewards of their natural and built environments.

Gray Family Foundation Anti-Discrimination Policy

The Gray Family Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, political or union affiliation, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected status recognized by local, state or federal law. Grant applicants must hold similar standards. Grant applications from organizations known to have discriminatory policies will not be considered.