Help Fund the Foundation, Donate Now for 2022!

Act now!

Support Santa Clara community projects! The Santa Clara Community Foundation is now accepting financial gifts to fund community-focused projects in the neighborhood, like the “Old Schoolhouse” renovation. The Foundation is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to helping Santa Clara neighbors fund projects that benefit and improve our neighborhood as a whole. The 2022 SCCF Board thanks you for your generous gifts, and many additional thanks to volunteers helping out on our neighborhood projects.

Act now so your tax-deductible contribution can count on your 2022 tax return.

Mail your donation checks payable to:

Santa Clara Community Foundation
PO Box 41292
Eugene, OR 97404

We will send you a receipt to acknowledge your tax-deductible gift.*

Or, donate via credit card by visiting our donation page.

https://santaclaracommunityfoundation.org/donate-to-sccf/

Apply to the SCCF Board of Directors

Help us make the Santa Clara neighborhood in Eugene, Oregon, all that it can be by applying to be on the Santa Clara Community Foundation (SCCF) board of directors. Almost anyone who supports the mission of the Foundation is qualified to serve on its board. You need not be a current resident of Santa Clara, or even live in the area.

[Please note SCCF is not the Santa Clara Community Organization (SCCO) which is part of the neighborhood association network in Eugene. However, the board of SCCO is responsible for electing board members to the Foundation.]

Serving on nonprofit boards does require some commitment, and we are always looking for anyone with leadership or organizational skills, bookkeeping or financial knowledge, grant-writing, or project management experience at any level. These aren’t required at all but will greatly enhance your nomination success.

Please download and fill out the form below, or duplicate the information in the body of an email. Send your application to: sccf@santaclaracommunity.org

The Schoolhouse Project

Built in 1901, this supposed one-room schoolhouse was slated to be demolished as the newly minted Santa Clara Community Park was being prepared for development. The Santa Clara Community Organization (SCCO) in Eugene, Oregon, has decided to try to restore and preserve this local iconic house to serve as a community space open to all sorts of activities both public and private (possibly rentable by the public).

Toward this end, the SCCO board agreed to the formation of a non-profit 501(c)3 entity to allow fundraising and proper legal standing for agreements with government bodies. Thus The Santa Clara Community Foundation was born in 2021.

Follow our progress and please leave your comments as we move forward with this project. Send an email to schoolhouse@santaclaracommunity.org to ask about the project, or about volunteer opportunities.

If you like this project, please consider becoming involved. Email: schoolhouse@santaclaracommunity.org

If you would like to drive by the house it is located on the north side of the new Santa Clara Community Park, which is behind Madison Middle School.

Address: 990 River Loop 2, Eugene, OR 97404.

The “Old Schoolhouse” after a remodel circa 1980.
An overhead shot when the house was a rental.
The building today, 2022. Yes, it needs work. Let’s get to it!

Santa Clara Timber for Sale and Use!

The Santa Clara Community Foundation has acquired the timber from a recent removal of large Douglas-fir trees along River Road by Lane County. The whole cut logs were donated to the community by Lane County with the stipulation that they be used to benefit the neighborhood and citizens of Santa Clara.

The Santa Clara Community Foundation board, along with the Santa Clara Community Organization (SCCO), has chosen to make the timber and associated milled lumber an asset of the Foundation. This is so that we can donate wood directly to community-related projects and/or sell some wood to obtain funding for such projects. Prices will be calculated based on current lumber market prices with discounts depending on the nature of the intended project. All proceeds from sales of wood will go toward Foundation projects that benefit Santa Clarans.

The SCCF board will have the final say on any purchase agreements. Let us know if you are interested, or have a community project in mind. Write us at timber@santaclaracommunity.org with your requests, ideas, and proposals.

Santa Clara Timber waiting to be milled.
Part of the current stock of large lumber.
Some of the lumber available for community project use, or for sale for other projects.

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