BEND, Ore. -

The Family Access Network is the recipient of $15,000 in grant funds to increase development efforts, focusing on a long-term sustainable funding model for FAN. 

FAN has received a $15,000 grant from The Oregon Community Foundation through the Robert W. Chandler II Fund, J.G. Edwards Fund, and the Morrison Family Fund.

“Over the past several years, FAN has worked diligently to diversify resources.  The grant from The Oregon Community Foundation is part of a three-year capacity building project, helping us to reach our goal of a sustainable funding base so FAN is available to our disadvantaged families for many years to come,” Julie Lyche, Executive Director.

The mission of The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) 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.

FAN began in January 1993 and currently employs 25 advocates in 43 public schools  (K-12) and 3 early childhood sites. FAN’s mission is to improve lives by ensuring all children in Deschutes County have access to basic-need services. FAN is unique to Deschutes County, utilizing advocates to efficiently reach and connect disadvantaged children and families with basic needs, such as food, shelter, clothing, health care and other critical services.

To learn more about Family Access Network, visit or call 541.693.5675.