Neighbors For Kids (NFK) is to receive a $15,000 grant Friday from the Fields Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation. The award is being presented to NFK’s Board of Directors during a special meeting held at the NFK facility, Friday, December 14th at 11am.
The grant is being awarded to support the organization’s 2013 Program Expansion project. The goal is to provide students in grades K-12 an array of newly developed and innovative programs, classes and activities. Several new teachers will be hired to join the NFK team.
School-age youth will soon engage in programs such as Teen Development, Academic Excellence & Achievement, Science Education, Computer Technology, Visual Arts & Crafts and new Music Lessons.
The mission of Neighbors For Kids is to provide youth in our region with educational enrichment, positive youth development, and recreational activities; all in a safe environment which guides them toward healthy lifestyles and leads them to become responsible, contributing adults.
The mission of The Oregon Community Foundation is to improve life in Oregon and promote effective philanthropy. OCF works with individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create charitable funds to support the community causes they care about. Through these funds, in 2011 OCF awarded more than $86 million in grants and scholarships.