BEND, Ore. -

KPOV, 88.9 fm has received a $20,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) to hire a part-time development director, formalize a major donor program, and increase business and foundation support for High Desert Community Radio.

A description of the development director position is available on the KPOV website, The deadline for applications is January 25. Applicants seeking more information should contact KPOV Station Manager Pearl Stark at 541-322-0863 or

“We are very grateful to the Oregon Community Foundation for helping to sustain KPOV as an independent radio voice of and for the people of Central Oregon,” said Stark.

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 OCF awards more than $80 million annually in grants and scholarships.

OCF makes grants through an application process that involves local citizens in the review and evaluation of requests for funds. Application materials are available through the Foundation’s Portland office. Individuals or businesses interested in establishing a fund may contact the Bend office at 15 SW Colorado Avenue, Suite 250, Bend, OR 97702, 541-382-1170, or visit

KPOV is a listener-supported, volunteer-powered community radio station that broadcasts at 88.9 FM and live on the web at High Desert Community Radio offers locally-produced programs not heard on any other radio stations in the area, including civic affairs, election coverage, and the most diverse music programming in Central Oregon.

Underwriting is available and affordable for nonprofit organizations and local businesses. For a program schedule, underwriting information, to donate or to volunteer, call 541-322-0863 or visit the website at