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
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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.