The Oregon Natural Resources Education Fund (ONREF)of the Oregon Community Foundation was established in 2001 to make grants for sustaining natural resource education programs in Oregon high schools. The grants are intended to establish, expand, improve and maintain forest-related natural resources education opportunities in Oregon high schools.
Specifically, in accordance to the grant fund charter, the fund provides charitable distributions to Oregon public or private high schools that commit to provide educational opportunities in the field of Forestry, which will integrate wood products, silviculture, harvesting, fisheries, wildlife, water, soils, recreation and the management of other forest-related natural resources of Oregon and related career and leadership development. This video below explains the importance of forestry and natural resources from a students perspective.
To contact the Oregon Community Foundation about making a gift to the ONREF fund, contact John Moriarty, Program Officer, Southern Willamette Valley and South Coast: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on submitting an application for a grant, see the Oregon Community Foundation website.
For information about the Oregon Natural Resources Education Fund, contact Jennifer Beathe, email@example.com