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July 2023 Newsletter

A Season of Change, Growth, and Capacity Building... Doing what we do best!

Is it just us, or has 2023 flown by? Perhaps it's the variety of community service projects we've been involved in or growing the capacity of our most popular programs, but here at IVCanDO, we've had a busy year so far... and that's just how we like it.

Let's take a moment to reflect on some of our biggest accomplishments!

  • Hiring dedicated staff members to ensure IVCanDO operates efficiently and smoothly.
  • Supporting many local nonprofits with outreach support and strategic planning services, including I.V. HOPE Village - a transitional living community being planned in Cave Junction.
  • Expanding partnerships with local organizations to bring exciting programs to the Illinois Valley - like the Foster Grandparents Program with the Community Volunteer Network and Residential Energy Efficiency Upgrades with Energy Trust of Oregon.
  • Hosting and supporting various local events including community trash clean-up efforts, nonprofit networking opportunities, local celebrations, informational sessions, and more.
  • Increasing accessibility, recreational opportunities, educational signage, and safety of our local parks and outdoor areas.
  • Continuing to grow and promote our most valuable programs, such as Cans for Kids and the Small Business Lighting and Security Program that encourage economic development, volunteerism, community pride and well-being.

With the growth that IVCanDO has enjoyed comes increased resources needed to meet our growing demands. Our Board of Directors set a goal to raise $7000 this year, and we are about 1/3 of the way to meeting that goal - and we need your help to succeed!

The BEST way to support IVCanDO is to pledge a monthly donation - even just $5 a month ensures our programs are able to thrive and help the people, businesses, and natural areas that rely on our work.

Can you pledge $5 or $10 a month and become a sustaining supporter of IVCanDO?

IVCanDO Program Updates

Now Hiring!
Revolving Loan Fund Program Manager

Since the year 2000, the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) has provided loans up to $25,000 to emerging and growing small businesses in Southern Oregon. It features competitive interest rates, low fees and flexible terms. This position will be responsible for managing the RLF in service of IVCanDO’s vision and strategy. The RLF Manager reports directly to the Executive Director and is encouraged to share a leadership role in improving services and efficiency. This position collaborates with IVCanDO staff, board, community partners, and funders. The staff member will work in a warm, respectful environment with other quality team players.

Position will work up to 20 hours per week. Professional development opportunities will be available. Flexible schedule. Potential to work partly from home. Pay is $18-20 per hour. This position will be open until filled. Applicants are encouraged to submit a resume by July 26th, 2023 to [email protected]. Questions can be directed to Lindsey Jones at 816-769-7287.

Revolving Loan Fund

The IVCanDO Small Business Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) is currently accepting applications. The RLF offers attractive loan terms and allows small business owners to access funds without having to navigate the headaches of borrowing money through a traditional bank. Loans up to $25,000 are available. 

Visit or contact Joy Lark at [email protected] or (541) 415-1519 for more information.

Community Outreach

The Jospehine and Jackson County Community Health Assessment Survey closes on July 16th. The survey will help guide the upcoming Community Health Assessment and may help direct funding to under served local areas like the Illinois Valley. 

Please take a moment to fill out the survey and share your experience navigating healthcare as a resident of the Illinois Valley. Our voices matter!

FREE Residential Energy Assessments

Illinois Valley Community Development Center (IVCanDO) and Energy Trust of Oregon are partnering together to help residents of the Illinois Valley save on their energy bill.

Through this partnership, IVCanDO now offers free home energy assessments for qualifying customers of Pacific Power and Avista, with the potential to receive incentives for energy efficient upgrades. For more information or to see if you qualify, call 541-415-1519 or email [email protected].

2023 Concerts in the Park

Join the Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce at Jubilee Park for the 2023 Concerts in the Park each Thursday!

Join IVCanDO and Silent Treatment Sound System for a day of disc golf fun, fundraising for improvements and maintenance of the Forks State Park disc golf course, and meet other disc golf enthusiasts! $10 from each registration will go towards course improvements.


Silent Treatment Circuit Challenge Disc Golf Tournament

Aug 05, 2023
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Illinois Valley Forks State Park

Cans for Kids Schedule

Cans for Kids is a bottle and can donation station that happens each Saturday from 10am to 1:45pm behind Caves Chevron, with proceeds benefiting local youth programs. 

Illinois Valley Community Development Organization

341 E Cottage Park Dr #4
Cave Junction, OR 97523

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