Education – What If We Could?


  • Supporters of Literacy in Deschutes County

    The Supporters of Literacy in Deschutes County (SOLID) fund a wide range of literacy programs that improve the lives and futures of those who live among us. Our volunteers provide phonics and reading tutoring and donate books to underserved children grades K-3rd. We make grants to classroom teachers for literacy-based training and to local non-profits that offer literacy-focused programs. SOLID operates a non-profit bookstore that features thousands of high-quality donated books with proceeds funding our initiatives. Literacy programs create and strengthen equity and opportunity for people in our community of all backgrounds, ages, ethnicities and beliefs.
    $1,036.00 donated
  • Bend Science Station

    Understanding science is more critical than ever, making what we do at the Bend Science Station even more relevant. The Science Station provides hands-on laboratory experiences for over 7,500 Central Oregon students and their teachers every year. We empower young scientists by engaging them with the tools they need to be successful problem solvers, teaching them that science is a way to answer questions for the rest of their lives.
    $5,551.00 donated
  • Desert Sky Montessori

    Give To Inspire a Life-long Love of Learning - Your contribution will offer more Central Oregon children the unique opportunity to follow their passions in a beautiful Montessori environment! Desert Sky Montessori is the only tuition free Montessori charter school in Central Oregon.
    $18,627.00 donated
  • SMART Reading

    Reading matters. It’s an early gateway skill that paves the pathway for future success. Without it, kids are simply less likely to graduate high school, find employment, or successfully avoid other hardships like poverty, homelessness, hunger, and injustice.
    $0.00 donated
  • Better Together Central Oregon

    Volunteer Central Oregon connects people of all ages with volunteer opportunities in Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson Counties, with an emphasis on service for and by youth. We believe that a strong culture of volunteerism is a force for building hope and community in our region.
    $0.00 donated
  • Stroke Awareness Oregon

    Stroke is a Brain Attack and the 5th leading cause of death in Oregon. But 80% of strokes are preventable. We exist to educate about stroke, to make the life-saving acronym F.A.S.T. a household safety word and to support stroke survivors and families in their best possible lives. Experiencing a stroke is life changing. Our support groups provide information and aid with isolation. Our education programs save lives! We need your help.
    $228.00 donated
  • COCC Foundation

    “With all the changes our world is facing, one thing that has remained consistent is knowing that my education and career goals are never at question due to financial hardship. This last academic school has been a challenge to many from switching from a face-to-face learning environment to completely being online. The roadblocks I’ve faced continue to empower me, give me insight, challenge me and are constantly teaching me the importance of never giving up my dreams, no matter the cost, or difficulty attached. Thank you for believing in me.” —Kellie, scholarship recipient
    $251.00 donated
  • Heart of Oregon Corps

    We invest in youth. Invest with us. Heart of Oregon Corps provides paid job skills training, education, and leadership development to Central Oregon youth who experience barriers. Over the past 20 years, more than 4,100 young people ages 16-24 have gone through one of Heart of Oregon’s six programs in Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson, and Klamath counties and Warm Springs.
    $52.00 donated