General operating support was provided to Friends-Klamath Basin through Miller Foundation's Education grant program.
"The mission of Friends–Klamath Basin is to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors – 12+ years, no matter what.
Many children in the Klamath Basin are in need of nurturing adult support. Klamath County, a 6,000+-acre rural area, ranks 32nd of 36 counties for percent of children in foster care, and the U.S. Census reports 20.9% of residents living in poverty. In the community of Chiloquin, where we work with five families, children face even greater risks, 39.8% of them living in poverty.
Within this context, Friends–Klamath Basin is the only long-term professional mentoring service. Our trauma-trained mentors (“Friends”) spend 3-4 hours per week with each child, kindergarten through high school graduation, empowering them to succeed academically, socially, and emotionally."
Klamath Falls, Oregon