The Condon Child Care has received a $305,000 grant from the Ford Family Foundation Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation, Anne Kubisch to help fund a new Child Care and Early Education Center. The Foundation’s Board approved the grant in early February. With the funding, the Condon Child Care has raised more than $650,000 of the project’s estimated $800,000 cost.
“Thanks to these funds, the finish line is now in sight,” said Jennifer Bold, Executive Director of the Condon Child Care. “We’re grateful to the Ford Family Foundation for their tremendous vote of confidence in our Center and ongoing support for rural communities.”
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 Ford Family Foundation is a private, non-profit foundation located in Roseburg, Oregon. The organization makes grants to public charities predominantly benefiting communities in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. The Ford Family Foundation has supported other development projects in Condon, namely the capital project for the Gilliam County Library in 2013.