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Non-profit organizations work for our communities making a difference every day.
Local Non-profit Organizations
Huerto de la Familia (The Family Garden)
Huerto de la Familia works to increase food security and economic empowerment by providing resources in agriculture and entrepreneurship to Lane County Latinos. The organization helps people who have large potential, but little access. Huerto de la Familia promotes 4 programs:
Organic Gardening offers Latino families organic gardening education and workshops related to health and food preservation.
Micro-enterprise offers Latino families opportunities to create farm and food-based micro-businesses.
In partnership with Heifer International, the Small Farmer’s Project supports a family run cooperative farm business.
A series of short films with first-hand accounts from participants in Huerto de la Familia’s programs.
Local Non-Profits Benefit Schools
As a part of their commitment to education, EWEB provides about $500,000 in grant funds to the four school districts in their service area in support of water and energy curriculum and activities.
Each year thousands of students in the following school districts benefit from programs funded through their education grants.
- Eugene School District 4J
- Springfield School District
- Bethel School District
- McKenzie School District
United Way is focused on reaching four outcomes shown to strongly impact the health, education, and financial stability of families to ensure that kids are successful in school and life:
- All families are stable and healthy.
- All children enter kindergarten ready to learn.
- All students are successful in elementary school.
- All youth gain the knowledge, skills and credentials to create a pathway to productivity.