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Western Lane Community Foundation
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Western Lane Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization chartered for the purpose of receiving, administering and distributing charitable funds for the benefit of residents in western Lane County, Oregon. Resources come from individuals, businesses and other organizations. WLCF selects qualified recipients for funding, based on need, in the form of grants, scholarships and donations for specific projects. The area served by the Foundation is Florence, Mapleton, Dunes City and Deadwood, Oregon.

The Foundation's mission is to improve life throughout Western Lane County by encouraging and maintaining philanthropic activity. WLCF focuses its giving in four major areas: culture, medicine and science, education, and social and civic services. WLCF also manages funds designated for use by other nonprofit organizations.

As a privately supported philanthropic organization with 501(c)3 status, WLCF provides federal and state tax advantages to individual and corporate donors. The Foundation has built a solid reputation over the past forty years as a prudent and effective manager of charitable funds. 
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Established – 1973

Tax status – WLCF is classified as "tax exempt" under section 501(c)(3)  of the Internal Revenue Code.

Assets – $5.35 million, comprising more than 60 permanent funds

Grants and scholarships – $100,000 awarded from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013

Governance – 9-member volunteer board of directors
Volunteer Board of Directors:
    Cindy Forsythe, President
  Tom Bassett, Vice President
    Dee Osborne, Treasurer
Roger McCorkle
Jim Grano
      Dr. Ray Mans
Sheldon Meyer
    Nancy Walker
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Volunteer Staff
Gayle Waiss, Executive Director
Carol Hart, Office Administrator
Roger McCorkle, Bookkeeper
Arlis Ulman, Scholarship Coordinator