Family Forward Oregon

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Grant Period:
2021-2023

Grant Type:
General Support

Grantee Since:
2019

Other Funders:
Oregon Community Foundation JB and MK Pritzker Family Foundation W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Amount:
$150,000 annually for 2 years

Location:
Oregon, United States

Focus Area:
Economic and Reproductive Justice

Mission

Family Forward Oregon is a C3 nonprofit organization leading a movement to value the work of caregiving in Oregon. ogether, we’re organizing mamas and other caregivers across a range of identities, building community, providing leadership development opportunities, and supporting anti-oppression learning. We’re supporting our members as they take meaningful action to change our systems, so that the systems support caregivers and our families.

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Contact

Sharon Bernstein
Executive Director
[email protected]
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Highlights

Family Forward Oregon works to build trusting relationships with Black, Brown, and Indigenous led groups in the state to diversify leadership in the Child Care for Oregon Coalition. To demonstrate their commitment to sharing power, Family
Forward pushed to restructure the leadership of the Coalition Steering Committee and ensure transparency about roles and budget decisions. Family Forward used RCCF funds to subgrant to partners. These efforts strengthened the coalition and led to more diversity in those willing to testify

In 2022, they secured $100M State General Revenue investment in Child Care for things like Employment Related Day Care + Head Start Oregon.

They also helped with the Care Vote Pledge Card + Campaign, and out of it gained 400+ new supporters.

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