Children's Trust Fund of Oregon Foundation
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Children's Trust Fund of Oregon
25 Years of Funding Abuse Prevention Projects
Healthy children being raised by knowledgeable, supportive adults in caring communities are a fundamental need of our state. Future generations depend upon this precious and valuable resource. Children's lives that are diminished by child abuse and neglect are a tragic injustice to our society.
It is the mission of the Children's Trust Fund of Oregon Foundation to foster safe, healthy child development and strong family functioning by ending the harm of child abuse and neglect to Oregon's children. The Foundation fulfills this mission by the funding of effective, primary prevention programs in local communities throughout the state of Oregon.
In the mid 1980s, at the urging of child welfare advocates and professionals, Congress passed noteworthy legislation to respond to the growing increase of child abuse and neglect incidents. In response, the Oregon legislature enacted the Children's Trust Fund of Oregon (CTFO) in 1985. This groundbreaking agency was mandated with the mission of preventing the generational cycle of child abuse and neglect to innocent children in Oregon. Over the past 25 years, this now independent non-profit foundation has served our state in the following ways:
- fostering leadership to promote and strengthen local networks interested in prevention.
- distributing over $8.5 million donated funds to effective local programs serving thousands of Oregon families.
- monitoring program delivery through quality outcome studies.
- advocating for funding and public policy to protect our children, enhance family functioning, and support prevention activities statewide.
- promoting public education regarding prevention and family support.
To learn more visit our website at ctfo.org.