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The Bend Foundation invests and supports organizations within the community to maintain and improve the livability of Bend and Central Oregon. “The Bend Foundation trustees recognize the substantial need facing the vulnerable populations in our community in the wake of the pandemic. FAN was identified as a key organization helping families with basic needs resources on a daily basis. We are honored to be able to help FAN and other valuable organizations get through this crisis and keep fulfilling their missions.” said Barb Hess, Bend Foundation Administrator/ Brooks Resources. FAN is grateful to be recognized by The Bend Foundation as an organization meriting financial support with a $30,000 grant. Thank you!

FAN is grateful to be one of five Oregon nonprofits to be chosen by the AT&T Foundation for a grant to help bridge the homework gap for Central Oregon students. The $20,000 grant will be used by FAN advocates to support families with rent relief efforts. Working with families experiencing job loss, reduced hours, or illness, FAN advocates focus on ensuring children have a safe home where they can focus on school. The AT&T Foundation is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities, and improving lives by funding programs that will bridge the digital divide and homework gap. Thank you, AT&T Foundation for supporting our crucial work.

The Reser Family Foundation‘s mission is to make charitable contributions in the areas of the arts, education, environment, and health that will result in broad public benefit. FAN received a $6,000 grant from the Reser Family Foundation to support FAN services in Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson counties. Funds will be used to address the varying needs of local students, including food, clothing, school supplies, rent assistance, and much more. We are deeply grateful for The Reser Family Foundation’s belief in the FAN mission and investing in the future of local children.

Summer is in full swing, and thanks to the generous team at The Roundhouse Foundation, five FAN advocates are working over the summer months, covering all three counties we serve. The $20,000 grant FAN received from Roundhouse Foundation will ensure that families continue receiving services during the 10 weeks of summer break, so kids can enter school in the fall ready to learn. Roundhouse Foundation supports creative solutions to the unique challenges associated with the rural culture and landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. We appreciate you Roundhouse Foundation!