Annually, the Josephine County Educational Fund provides more than $1 million in grants and scholarships to students and schools throughout Southern Oregon. With roots in Josephine County going back to 1964, our reach continues to expand. We are more than a fund—we are a community foundation with a $9.5 million corpus, making a lasting impact on the lives of students across our region.
Over the past year, we’ve engaged educators, families, donors and our board of directors in a renaming and rebranding process. It was important that the name reflects our community in Southern Oregon beyond the borders of Josephine County. It should also convey stability and durability, two key characteristics of sound financial investing. Finally, the name had to make plain the fact that our work directly supports students, as well as schools and other organizations that impact student success.
Today, we are excited to share our new name with you: the Redwood Foundation for Education.
With our new name also comes a new graphic identity. Our new logomark evokes the wonder of staring up through a forest as sunlight streams down between the trees. That upward gaze, and the light implied, expresses the sense of aspiration and hope that we bring to our work.
“So much thought and care has gone into the development of our
new name and logo. I believe that this bold, timeless and inspiring identity will carry the foundation for generations to come.”
—Holly A. Preslar, Board Member
We are proud of our roots and optimistic for our future. Thank you for joining us in creating a legacy of educational philanthropy in Southern Oregon.