Develop successful citizens
and vital communities

Develop successful citizens and vital communities

Latest News

Judith Ann Mogan Foundation Awards 2022 Grants for Local Projects

The Judith Ann Mogan Foundation (JAMF) recently completed its second grant cycle that saw the distribution of more than $1.4MM in grants to 35 organizations for 39 projects that benefit Coos, Curry, and Coastal Douglas County communities.  Joe McKeown, JAMF President shared, “We are happy to support the organizations who do so much to strengthen our local communities. JAMF is a Coos Bay-based private foundation that represents the legacy of the Al Peirce family and business. It was funded in 2020 through the generosity of Al and Hilda Peirce’s daughter Judith Ann Mogan and the Al Peirce Co., LLC.” Distributed grants for the 2022 grant cycle ranged from $2k to $181k for projects that cover seven of JAMF’s priority areas: arts and culture, business and economic development, child and youth development, community health, forestry, gathering places, and poverty alleviation. In terms of grant types, $539k went to capital projects, $454k to capacity building efforts, $283k to programs, and $183k to help nonprofits with operational expenses.  Beneficiary cities are shown in the

Read More »

Latest News

2022 Grant Cycle Announcement

The Judith Ann Mogan Foundation (JAMF) is inviting non-profits and publicly funded organizations with projects that benefit Coos, Curry, and Coastal Douglas County communities to

Read More »
Forestry & Wood Products Support and Research
Programs that build up forestry and wood products industries including wood products development and community awareness/education.
Enhance Community Health Services
Projects that advance community health initiatives, attract medical professionals, promote healthy lifestyles, increase medical services on the South Coast, conduct medical related research, and encourage citizens to obtain their best health regardless of socioeconomic status.
Children & Youth Development
Programs organized for both in- and out-of-school youth such as: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education; early learning classes, quality childcare, sports programs, and overall literacy improvement.
Poverty Alleviation Initiatives
Programs that provide a variety of assistance to people in the community who are most in need, such as: initiatives that work towards meeting basic needs including housing, food, healthcare, transportation, and clothing.
Business & Economic Development
Projects that encourage business diversification and sustainability opportunities, improve and enhance local business operations, and support programs including quality senior and child care that will allow families to participate in the workforce.
Support for Convening and Gathering JAMF Places
Projects that strengthen various venues and opportunities for the community to socialize, such as: park development or maintenance, recreational facilities, and museum or education facilities such as libraries.
Arts and Culture Advancement
Activities that support the arts and culture aspect of a community. Possible projects would include: community and school-based music/arts programs, cultural exchange experiences, and visiting artist’s sponsorship.
Promote Healthy and Productive Environment
Projects that support proper management and sustainability of the Oregon Coast’s environment and natural resources such as: natural resource management and community based environmental programs.
Business & Economic Development
Support for Convening and Gathering Places
Arts and Culture Advancement
Promote Healthy and Productive Environment
Forestry & Wood Products Support and Research
Enhance Community Health Services
Children & Youth Development
Poverty Alleviation
Business & Economic Development
Convening and Gathering JAMF Places
Arts and Culture Advancement
Promote Healthy and Productive Environment
we-volunteer-grant-v2
CFNOVA_K12Students-v2

Continuing the
Al Peirce Legacy

The Judith Ann Mogan Foundation was organized as a Private Foundation in 2020. While it is a new non-profit organization, its roots in the Southern Oregon Coast goes back a long way.

It all started as early as the 1930s when Al Peirce owned a business that supplied piling materials for the construction of the McCollough Bridge on Highway 101 as you enter North Bend, OR. A few decades later, what started as a piling business expanded into a fully integrated timber company and the business was renamed to Al Peirce Lumber Company. The Company owned thousands of acres of timberlands which supplied raw materials to its mills. The logs from the timberlands were transported by the company’s own trucking business to the mills where they were then converted to lumber. At the height of Al Peirce Lumber Co.’s business, the company owned its own ship that carried lumber all the way to the company’s distribution center in Long Beach, CA. Several mills that were owned by the company dotted the frontage of the bay along Highway 101. As a vertically integrated company, Al Peirce Lumber Company was a major employer in the community.

Continuing the Al Peirce Legacy.

The Judith Ann Mogan Foundation was organized as a Private Foundation in 2020. While it is a new non-profit organization, its roots in the Southern Oregon Coast goes back a long way.

It all started as early as the 1930s when Al Peirce owned a business that supplied piling materials for the construction of the McCollough Bridge on Highway 101 as you enter North Bend, OR. A few decades later, what started as a piling business expanded into a fully integrated timber company and the business was renamed to Al Peirce Lumber Company. The Company owned thousands of acres of timberlands which supplied raw materials to its mills. The logs from the timberlands were transported by the company’s own trucking business to the mills where they were then converted to lumber. At the height of Al Peirce Lumber Co.’s business, the company owned its own ship that carried lumber all the way to the company’s distribution center in Long Beach, CA. Several mills that were owned by the company dotted the frontage of the bay along Highway 101. As a vertically integrated company, Al Peirce Lumber Company was a major employer in the community.