Fundraising

Since 2014, the Friends of Ford's Pond have raised over $3.5 million to transform the long-neglected Ford's Pond property to a new favorite community park.

The Friends are currently seeking cash donations for:

  • landscaping trees for shade around the playground
  • trail maintenance supplies (rental of mowers, fuel)
  • trash pick-up supplies (grabbers, safety equipment)
  • dog waste bags
  • nonprofit operating costs (PO Box, business license, this website, insurance, etc.)

UPDATE:

Thanks to our generous donors and a grant from the C. Giles Hunt Charitable Trust, this ADA bottle-filling station/fountain/pet station will be installed near the start of the path.

Grant Writing

The Friends also donated their time grant writing on behalf of the city.

Master Plan Completed 2017

Local Government Grant Program (Oregon Lottery Funds)

The Ford Family Foundation

Phase 1 Improvements Completed 2021

Local Government Grant Program (Oregon Lottery Funds)

Recreational Trails Program (Federal Highway Administration)

C. Giles Hunt Charitable Trust

Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians

The Ford Family Foundation

City of Sutherlin

Photo Courtesy of Adam Stinnett, Silvi-Pi Drone Media (10/2021)

Phase 2 Improvements Scheduled 2023

Recreational Trails Program (Federal Highway Administration)

Land and Water Conservation Fund (U.S. Dept. of Interior)

Local Government Grant Program (Oregon Lottery Funds)

Avista Foundation

C. Giles Hunt Charitable Trust

Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians

Douglas Electric Cooperative

First Community Credit Union

Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation

Mercy Foundation

Murphy Plywood

Oregon Parks Foundation of Oregon Community Foundation

Pacific Power Foundation

REMAX – Integrity Foundation

Rotary Club of Sutherlin

Sutherlin Area Chamber of Commerce

Sutherlin Lions Club

The Ford Family Foundation

The Roundhouse Foundation

Walmart Giving

Woofstock of Sutherlin

City of Sutherlin

Oak Savanna Woodlands Hillside Restoration 

Completion Scheduled 2024

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program)

Cascade Community Credit Union

The Roundhouse Foundation

Our grant writing success was made possible by the 150+ individuals and businesses who donated. List of donors.