(Community ribbon-cutting event for former Facebook grant recipient 66 Trail System in Prineville, October 2019 | Photo Courtesy of Facebook)
Facebook is invested in the long-term vitality of Crook County. This annual grant program addresses local needs by making grants available to nonprofit organizations and schools for projects that do one or more of the following:
- Address critical community needs by putting the power of technology to use for community benefit;
- Connect people online or off;
- Improve local Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (“STEM”) education.
Eligibility guidelines and an online application link are available at facebook.com/PrinevilleDataCenter. Applications are being accepted now through December 3, 2019.
Here is information about the 2019 Facebook Community Grants recipients, which were announced in March 2019. The recipients included: Central Oregon Trail Alliance for development of the 66 Trail System (video from the ribbon cutting event here); Crook County School District for a grant to provide Lego Mindstorm kits, solar car challenge kits and more to support STEM and literacy in the school district; and Prineville Kiwanis Foundation in support of the community splash park.