Reed and Carolee Walker Fund: Walker Legacy Grants

Oregon Community Foundation

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Grant amount: More than US $25,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 10, 2020 5:00pm PST

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Jackson County, Oregon

Location of residency: Oregon

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Reed and Carolee Walker Fund

This fund was established at OCF in 2003 by a generous bequest from Ashland residents Reed and Carolee Walker. It represents a permanent endowment, with earnings to be used exclusively to support programs for the needy in Jackson County.

Walker Legacy Grants

Improving the Health and Well-Being of Children in Poverty

The program generally awards multi-year grants of $25,000 or more per year. Priorities include

  • children’s dental health,
  • children’s mental health, and
  • substance abuse treatment for pregnant and parenting adults.

Grants are awarded to organizations with a history of success that are prepared to demonstrate measurable results. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Must be a qualified 501(c)(3) organization.
  • Only projects serving Jackson County are eligible for Walker Funds.
  • Large organizations with distinctly different program areas may submit more than one application per year to the Reed and Carolee Walker Fund; however, we encourage multiple requests to be combined into a single application when possible


  •  Preference is given to
    • collaborative efforts; 
    • those that show a creative use of community resources;
    • those that intervene early or at crisis points.