The Oregon Community Foundation awarded in $20 million in spring grants around the state. In Seaside, Friends of the Seaside Public Library received a $10,000 grant from the foundation to improve services for children from birth to age 19 in rural areas of Clatsop County via partnerships with five school districts, three cities and the County. These partnerships reflect an unusual and strong collaboration of libraries in Seaside, Warrenton and Astoria.
The Oregon Community Foundation Education Program is a key initiative of the organization and spans the birth to post-secondary spectrum. Each year, millions of dollars are invested by the foundation in early childhood, the K-12 system and access to post-secondary education and training, places where the foundation understands they can have the most leverage.