CANYONVILLE — Thirteen nonprofit organizations in Douglas County were among the 67 groups that were awarded grants Thursday at a ceremony at Seven Feathers Convention Center in Canyonville, by the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation.

Douglas County groups received $110,122, with six different groups being awarded $10,000 each.

The Camas Valley School District will use its $10,000 grant for an inclusive playground.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Douglas County plans to use the grant to support volunteers who are advocating for abused and neglected children in court.

The city of Roseburg received $10,000 to support items for the children’s and teen’s section at the Roseburg Public Library

The Cobb Learning Center will use grant money to subsidize costs of child care for low-income families participating in DHS and Adapt programs.

The St. Francis Kitchen in Sutherlin will get some new equipment for its hot meal program.

The Sutherlin FFA was awarded a grant to buy a second greenhouse to expand its program.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Umpqua Valley received $9,622 to support the Growing Healthy Habits program.

Five other nonprofits in the county received grants for $7,500 each.

Nonprofits in seven counties in southwestern Oregon including Deschutes, Coos, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Lane and Douglas Counties, were awarded a total of $526,748 in this round of giving by the foundation.

Foundation Executive Director Karma Mornarich said the giving of the foundation has been assuring and comforting.

“The foundation semiannually awards monies to nonprofits so they may meet basic needs, support families and educate people, and these goals are vital for our society,” she said.

The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians established the foundation in 1997. In the 21-year span since then, it has given away $17,451,974. Its mission is to offer assistance in youth education, strengthen youth and family, provide for positive youth development and add to the quality of life for people in southwestern Oregon.

Reporter Dan Bain can be reached at 541-957-4221 or e-mail at

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Dan Bain is the health reporter for The News-Review. He previously worked at KPIC and 541 Radio.

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