By Bob Burford
for The New Era 

From community idea to Community Foundation


November 8, 2023

In the mid-1990s the Oregon Jamboree was in its infancy. The Sweet Home Economic Development group, parent organization to the Jamboree, foresaw a time when the Jamboree could start giving back to the community. They pictured a charitable organization that could not only distribute Jamboree proceeds back to the community, but also potentially act as a conduit for seeking federal and private community grants.

The SHEDG board authorized money to draft articles of incorporation as well as fund the Internal Revenue Service application necessary to create a totally separate charitable entity. Th...

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