The primary purpose of the Community Fund shall be to further worthy projects instituted and organized by charitable organizations who benefit Baker County and North Powder, Oregon.
Leo Adler was a firm believer in the importance of education. Leo did not intend for scholarships to be given based on one given criteria but a broad range of qualities and needs. Leo’s generosity has assisted numerous students obtain both their undergraduate and graduate degrees from schools throughout the country.
One of the more interesting community grants was awarded to the Baker County Historical Society to renovate the Adler family home. It was accomplished over 4 years and is open for tours during the summer months.
Leo Adler's gift to our community represents unimaginable generosity. He bequeathed his gift to us because of his intense love for this community, a love he demonstrated throughout his life. If we all do our jobs well, Leo's Legacy will result in accomplishments that will benefit Baker County and North Powder forever. Leo deserves no less.more
The primary purpose of the Scholarship Fund shall be the furtherance of higher education, trades and other vocations of worthy graduates of North Powder High School, Union County, Oregon and of all the high schools located in Baker County, Oregon who at the time of their graduation are residents of Baker County or attend North Powder High School. In addition, the trustee is authorized to make scholarships grants to recipients of general equivalency diplomas (GED’s) issued by a duly accredited institution in Oregon, provided that the recipient is a resident of North Powder School District or Baker County at the time of receiving the diploma.more
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awards and announcements
The Leo Adler Selection Committee announces the non-profit and governmental organizations that have been selected to receive 2014 Community Grants. The Community Grants provide funding for a wide range of programs and projects in the Baker Community.
The total amount of grants awarded to the 48 recipients below is: $451,000.00
2014 Grant Recipients
Baker City Babe Ruth Baseball
Baker City Bandstand
Baker City First Presbyterian Church
Baker City Lions Club
Baker Community Choir
Baker Community Concert Association
Baker County CASA, Inc.
Baker County Community Literacy Coalition Inc.
Baker County Development Corporation
Baker County Library District
Baker County Museum Commission
Baker County Sheriff Search and Rescue
Baker County YMCA
Baker Little League Baseball Inc.
Baker Loves Bikes
Baker Middle School
Baker Swim Team
Best Friends of Baker Inc.
BRIARR House Inc.
Burnt River School District
City of Baker City – Sam-O Swim
Cornucopia Arts Council
Crossroads Creative and Performing Arts Center Inc.
Eagle Valley Grange #656
Eastern Oregon Regional Theater Inc.
Friends of the Sumpter Valley Dredge
Grande Ronde Symphony Association
Greater Bowen Valley Rural Fire Protection District
Haines Elementary School
Historic Baker City Charitable Fund LTD
Inland Northwest Musicians Inc.
Music Camps at Wallowa Lake
North Powder Charter School
North Powder Parent Community Organization
Northeast Oregon Area Health Education Center INC
Northeast Oregon Compassion Center Inc.
Oregon Children’s Foundation
Pine Eagle Charter School
Pine Eagle Health Planning Committee
Pine Valley Cross Country Ski Club
Rachel Pregnancy Center
Special Olympics Oregon Inc.
St. Elizabeth Health Care Foundation
St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center
Sumpter Valley railroad Restoration
The Salvation Army
Trail Tenders, INC
In addition, the following organizations favored by Leo Adler during his lifetime received a total of $22,750.00 in annual Leo Adler Grants:
4-H Youth Animal Auction
Baker City Fireman's Fund
Calvary Baptist Church
Church of Nazarene
First Christian Church
First Lutheran Church
First Presbyterian Church
First Ward LDSs
Oregon Historical Society
Robison Jewish Society
Second Ward LDS
Shriner's Hospital Food Drive
Shriner's Hospital for Children-Football
St. Francis Catholic Church
St. Stephens Episcopal Church
United Methodist Church
Additional information regarding the Leo Adler Foundation and Community Fund can be found on this site. All applications for Community grants and Scholarships are now online. No paper applications are being accepted.