The Condon Child Care has received an $100,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation to help fund a new Child Care and Early Education Center. The Foundation’s Board approved the grant in November. With the funding, the Condon Child Care has raised more than $408,000 for the project and passed the halfway mark in its fundraising efforts. The new Center is expected to cost about $800,000 to complete.
“These funds aren’t just an investment in our Center, they’re an investment in the future of our community,” said Jennifer Bold, Executive Director of the Condon Child Care. “We’re thrilled to have the Oregon Community Foundation’s support and very hopeful additional foundations will follow their lead in investing in our Center, our kids, and our community.”
The 4,000-square-foot Center will be located on the now vacant block across Highway 206 from the Condon High School. The facility will be built specifically to meet the needs of children and families in the community with increased classroom and play space, a fully-equipped kitchen and cafeteria, improved parking and drop-off areas, and a better work environment for teachers and staff.
The Oregon Community Foundation promotes philanthropy in the state by working with people, companies and organizations to create charitable funds. For the full list of OCF’s grant recipients go to http://www.oregoncf.org.