Eugene Family YMCA Receives Capacity Building Grant from Oregon Community Foundation
Eugene, Ore., December 13, 2018 -- The Eugene Family YMCA has received a grant from the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) to increase staff capacity in support of the Y's campaign to build a new facility. Two OCF advised funds, the Roy and Diane Marvin Fund and the R.W. Family Fund, will support the $35,000 award, the first of a three-year request that will directly influence the hiring of additional campaign staff.
"We are so pleased to have the support of the Oregon Community Foundation. These family funds will help us in realizing the Y's broader vision in our community," said Brian Steffen, CEO of the Eugene Family YMCA.
The Y has plans to build a 70,000+ square foot facility at the former Roosevelt Middle School site that will feature state-of-the-art design to accommodate health seekers of all ages, from infancy through the golden years. The Y currently serves nearly 15,000 neighbors throughout Lane County and provides health and wellness programming and evidenced-based chronic disease prevention programming at its current facility, as well as enrichment programming to 17 different 4J schools throughout the community.
"The Y has been a long-time community service organization with proven sustainability and service to the Eugene/Springfield area," said John Moriarty, Program Officer for the Southern Willamette Valley and South Coast of the Oregon Community Foundation. "We believe in the mission of the Y and the significance of its offerings to our community. This capacity grant fits well with OCF's commitment to closing the opportunity gap for children and families."