About Us

The Four Way Community Foundation was established in Josephine County in 1975. The Foundation was incorporated under the leadership of the Grants Pass Rotary Club for the purpose of receiving and managing donations and bequests (monetary or capital) for civic, educational, charitable or religious purposes to enhance the quality of life for the residents of Josephine County and western Jackson County (defined as the portion of Jackson County west of the 123rd line of longitude which includes Rogue River, Gold Hill, Applegate and Ruch). The Foundation now functions independently of the Grants Pass Rotary Club, but Rotary members are still actively involved in the support of Four Way.

Due to on-going generous donations and bequests and prudent investing, the Foundation has a corpus of over $5.0 million and annually distributes wide-ranging and high impact grants to non-profits from the eligible region. As a home-grown foundation, Four Way strives to support local non-profits that have the ability to thrive and provide significant return to the community. From services for the disadvantaged and people in need, to enhancing educational opportunities, to support for the fine and performing arts, to restoring historical sites, to addressing healthcare concerns, to promoting animal welfare or recognizing many other social needs or community endeavors, Four Way is proud to lend a helping hand.

Since 1975 the Four Way Community Foundation has been an unduplicated vehicle by which the real needs of our local communities can be evaluated and addressed. The Foundation is managed by a 12-member all-volunteer board of directors who are passionate about civic duty, philanthropy, and strengthening local communities through the support of diverse non-profits. Local control, local use and low administrative costs are guiding principles of the organization.

Crossing Bridges Therapeutic Riding Center Indoor Arena

Crossing Bridges Therapeutic Riding Center Indoor Arena