Terra Firma supports the following local organizations that improve the quality of life in our community, and our showroom is available for free for non-profit events. Please call to inquire.
Thrive brings community members and locally-owned, independent businesses together to create a more socially, environmentally and financially sustainable economy in the Rogue Valley. Vote with your dollar, Buy Local - Buy Rogue! The Rogue Initiative for a Vital Economy works to create a more sustainable Rogue Valley economy by facilitating connections between local businesses and local consumers, and by educating businesses and consumers about sustainable food and sustainable business practices.
The American Diabetes Association is a United States-based association working to fight the consequences of diabetes, and to help those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to manage, cure and prevent diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; and provides information for both patients and health care professionals.
Britt Festivals, a non-profit organization, is the Pacific Northwest's premier outdoor summer performing arts festival. Located in the historic 1850s gold rush town of Jacksonville, Oregon, Britt presents dozens of summer concerts, featuring world-class artists in classical music, jazz, blues, folk, bluegrass, world, pop and country music. Britt's performance venue is a naturally formed amphitheater set among majestic ponderosa pines and native madrones on the beautiful hillside estate of 19th century photographer Peter Britt.
Cascade Christian High School partners with parents to provide an excellent Christ-centered education to Christian high school students in the Rogue Valley. Cascade provides a well-equipped campus, financial resources, financial aid to students as required, and an academic, athletic, artistic, social and spiritual environment to support this education of excellence.
The Craterian Theater is southern Oregon’s state-of-the-art community performing arts center. The facility features excellent acoustics and sightlines, an impressive array of theatrical equipment and is operated by a professional staff. The auditorium is intimate and comfortable and seats just 732 patrons, yet the stage can accommodate large national concert, dance and theatrical tours.
The Southern Oregon Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the humane treatment of all animals in Jackson County. They serve the community by providing sheltering and adoption services for displaced dogs and cats, by reducing pet overpopulation through spay and neuter programs, by eliminating the mistreatment of animals through public education, and by our commitment to a "Full Adoption" policy for our facility.
Jefferson Public Radio's flagship station, KSOR, was established in 1969 on the campus of Southern Oregon University (SOU) in Ashland, Oregon. From a tiny 10-watt student run station, KSOR evolved to become a regional public radio service reaching over 1 million potential listeners in a 60,000-square-mile area of Southern Oregon and Northern California via the largest translator network in public radio.
Their missions is for people with developmental disabilities to work for the same employers, live in the same neighborhoods and have the same experiences everyone aspires to in our community. Members of the ARC of Jackson County created the corporation Living Opportunities, Inc. in May 1974 to provide residential support services for people with developmental disabilities. As originally conceived, Living Opps would provide training and support in residential and vocational settings to assist people with developmental disabilities achieve their "greatest potential for independent living," provide respite care, advice and aid families with housing, and advocate for further development of housing and residential services for people with developmental disabilities. With thoughtful planning, Living Opps has been able to extend services to a steadily increasing number of individuals. Today more than 140 staff members support 23 people living in group homes, 60 people living in their own apartments, and 120 people working at jobs in Jackson County.
Maslow Project is a goal-oriented resource center serving homeless and at-risk for homeless youth, school-aged through 21. They provide basic needs, as well as on-site access to a variety of services from community partners. Maslow Project helps youth establish educational, employment, and personal development goals while providing wrap-around case-management services to assist youth in attaining those goals. Maslow Project’s mission is to help youth build strong foundations by fostering self-sufficiency, removing barriers to services and education, and providing centralized access to resources. They are committed to treating youth and families with integrity, compassion, and respect. Through community collaboration, the project empowers youth to grow into healthy, productive, and independent members of society.
Founded in 1935, the Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is among the oldest and largest professional non-profit theatres in the nation. Each year OSF presents an eight-and-a-half-month season of eleven plays in three theatres plus numerous ancillary activities, and undertakes an extensive theatre education program. Operating on a budget exceeding $26 million, OSF presents more than 780 performances annually with attendance of approximately 400,000.
The Rogue Valley Symphony is a 50-70 piece orchestra that presents 5 Classics Series concerts in an 8-month season. In addition to the Classics Series, each year they present A Day of Music to area school children and a Family Discovery Concert for families with small children. The RVS also runs an outreach program for local schools, with 60 performances in 39 schools this year in Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath counties. The Rogue Valley Symphony inspires audiences of all ages and stimulates dialogue through live performances of diverse music and educational programs.
The Ruch Library strives to preserve intellectual freedom and strengthen the community by providing open and affordable access to ideas and information. The Ruch Library aims to open doors to learning and reading for preschool children, to provide popular materials for reading, listening and viewing for all ages, and to give excellent reference assistance to individuals and organizations seeking information.
Sanctuary One at Double Oak Farm is the first care farm in Southern Oregon. Care farms are farms where people, animals, and the earth work together for mutual healing. They envision a future where care farms are as commonplace in the United States as libraries, hospitals, and colleges.
South Medford High School is a high quality teaching and learning organization dedicated to preparing all students to graduate with a sound educational foundation, ready to succeed in post-secondary education, and to be contributing community members. South Medford is comprised of four small learning communities which strive for high achievement and equitable learning experiences for all students. South High’s goal is to establish a culture of cooperation, respect, and responsibility.
St. Mary's School has provided its students a high quality, college-preparatory experience in the best traditions of Catholic education, morality, and social service since 1865. They provide an environment dedicated to solid academic preparation for college, as well as the moral development of each student. St. Mary’s offers a full range of interscholastic athletics and a wide variety of clubs and other extra-curricular activities. Their 11:1 student: teacher ratio and close-knit community make St. Mary's a place where students can feel free to be themselves and fulfill their academic and personal potentials.