Grants & Scholarships


Chintimini Fund

Since 2006, the Chintimini Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation has supported programs for high-potential students — including those identified as talented and gifted (TAG) — at schools and other community organizations in Lane, Linn, Benton, Tillamook, and Lincoln counties. In 2011, the program expanded to accept applications from Douglas County. The fund seeks to encourage programs that inspire and motivate "bright but bored" students who are not fully engaged by existing school programs.

  • Funding Priorities

    Funding Priorities

    The Oregon Community Foundation is pleased to offer school districts an opportunity to apply for a grant to fund in-school or extracurricular programs that provide enrichment opportunities for high-potential students and other children who show a capacity for high achievement.

    Our current request for proposal describes the goals of the program; national research about excellence in programming for high-potential students; and the application process. Competitive proposals will fulfill the program goals, incorporate research-based and innovative strategies, and integrate program planning with program evaluation in mind.

    Average grant awards are expected to range from $3,000 to $7,000 each.

  • Eligibility


    • Eligible applicants include schools, public agencies and nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations in Lane, Linn, Benton, Douglas, Tillamook and Lincoln counties.
    • Organizations can use grant funds for project expenses only, not operating costs, fundraising expenses, or endowments.
    • Eligible expenses include materials, program marketing costs, staff time, and administrative support.


  • Application Guidelines

    Application Guidelines

    The next due date for applications is Friday, March 22, 2019, by 9 p.m. If the Chintimini Fund does not receive your application by this date and time, it will not be considered for funding during this cycle.

    Please apply electronically, if possible. Submit electronic documents as attachments via email to Send all materials — including the full application, plus supporting documents — as attachments to a single email. 

  • Grantee Reporting

    Grantee Reporting

    Grantee Evaluation Form [DOC] to be completed and submitted to OCF at the end of the project or by May 30th of the academic year. The project applicant must complete the project contact evaluation section. The second page, the student evaluation section, is to be completed by a representative number of students (please make copies or electronically reproduce the second page as necessary).

  • Staff Assistance

    Staff Assistance

    If you have any questions after reviewing the information on this page, please contact:

    The Chintimini Fund
    The Oregon Community Foundation
    440 East Broadway, Suite 160
    Eugene, OR 97401