The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon will be the proud recipient of a $25,000 Matching Grant from the Starview Foundation of The Oregon Community Foundation.

The Matching Grant specifies that, between now and September 1, 2014, every dollar that Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon receives in donations will be matched one to one by the grant, up to $25,000.

According to Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon’s Board Chair Jim Schell, “The impact of this grant, when included with the matching funds that will follow, is huge for us. It will allow the September 1, 2014 transition from one Central Oregon Club to two Clubs to take place on schedule and as planned. The timing could not have been better.”

The new Boys & Girls Club business model will feature two separate “local” clubs; the Boys & Girls Club of Bend, consisting of the Downtown Bend and East Bend Clubs, and the Boys & Girls Club of Redmond, consisting of the Redmond and Terrebonne Clubs.

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

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 nearly $70 million annually in grants and scholarships.

About the Oregon Community Foundation:
The Oregon Community Foundation 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 Portland office at 1221 SW Yamhill, Suite 100, Portland OR 97205, 503.227.6846 or visit www.oregoncf.org

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon
For 20 years, the Boys & Girls Club’s multiple programs have delivered outcome-driven experiences that enrich kids’ lives by impacting academic success, character and citizenship and healthy lifestyles. We support and provide active learning, academic and career pathways and creative learning environments. For more information, please visit our website at: www.bgcco.org.