J Bar J gets $25,000 grant

BEND, Ore. - J Bar J Youth Services is pleased to announce the award of a $25,000 grant for one year of capacity-building to meet the needs of at-risk youth in Central Oregon.

J Bar J is seeking to further diversify revenue for the five programs serving teens which include; Academy at Sisters, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon, Cascade Youth and Family Center, the Learning Center, and the J Bar J Ranch.

The mission of The Oregon Community Foundation is to improve life in Oregon and promote effective philanthropy. OCF works with individual as, families, businesses and organizations to create charitable funds to support the community causes they care about. Through these funds, OCF awards more than $60 million annually in grants and scholarships.

The 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 Bend office at 15 SW Colorado Avenue, Suite 250, Bend OR 97702, 541.382.1170  or visit

 About  J Bar J Youth  Services

Located in beautiful Central Oregon since 1968, J Bar J Youth Services is a nonprofit organization providing innovative options for at risk youth and their families in their efforts towards personal responsibility and self­ sufficiency. Based on nationally recognized  best practices and as pioneers in cognitive behavioral treatment, J Bar J programs target risk factors for anti­ social behavior stressing individual achievement and academic success.

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