Reed and Carolee Walker Fund

This fund was established at OCF in 2003 by a generous bequest from Ashland residents Reed and Carolee Walker. It represents a permanent endowment, with earnings to be used exclusively to support programs for the needy, especially children, in Jackson County.

Program Guidelines
Application Guidelines
Grantee Reporting
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The Reed and Carolee Walker Fund Grant Program

Improving the Health and Well-Being of Children in Poverty

It was the desire of the donors that the Walker Fund be used to help low-income people, particularly children.  Reed Walker’s will said in part: “Preference shall be given to organizations that provide food, shelter, emergency needs services and other services to the poor and needy in Jackson County and that provide an opportunity for those living in poverty be become more self-sufficient … In addition, preference shall be given to organizations and elementary schools that provide health, clothing, nutrition services, emergency needs, enhancement programs and field trips for children living in poverty.”

Please review the Walker Fund Grant Program Guidelines for more information about:

  • Funding priorities
  • Program details
  • Guiding principles
  • Competitiveness