The Bend Foundation Commits $100,000 to Local Charitable Organizations

Bend, Oregon charitable foundation, founded by Brooks Resources Corporation and its predecessors, allocates monies for needed community services

[USPRwire, Mon Jun 14 2010] The Bend Foundation Board of Trustees met last week in Bend, Oregon and unanimously approved a $100,000 contribution to be divided among several core social service agencies that have a significant impact on the health and well-being of the Central Oregon community.

The agencies receiving funds from the donation include Arts Central, Bend's Community Center, Boys & Girls Clubs, Crook County Foundation, Family Kitchen, Family Resource Center, KIDS Center, MountainStar Family Relief Nursery, Saving Grace, Tower Theatre Foundation and Volunteers in Medicine.

Vicki Ertle, executive director for the Family Resource Center in Bend, said, “We work hard to strengthen and support family relationships in the region in order to ensure a safe and positive future for our children, youth and our community. Receiving financial support from organizations like the Bend Foundation and Brooks Resources allows us to continue serving Deschutes County parents with vital education, information and resources. We are so grateful to receive funds that will help to underwrite our parent education resources.”

Bend, Oregon real estate company Brooks Resources Corporation donates a minimum 3% of its pre-tax profits to Central Oregon charitable endeavors each year. The Bend Foundation, a philanthropic organization established by Brooks-Scanlon, Inc and shareholders of Brooks-Scanlon and Brooks Resources, helps support local programs that are vital to the people of the community and the cultural heartbeat of the area.

About Brooks Resources Corporation
Brooks Resources Corporation, based in Bend, Oregon, is a real estate development company that delivers quality real estate products and services in Central Oregon. With roots in the original 1916 Brooks-Scanlon lumber company that sparked a boom in Bend’s growth for the next half century, Brooks Resources is one of the oldest and most respected developers in the area, celebrating 40 years in 2009. Offering a diverse choice of premier neighborhoods in Central Oregon, Brooks Resources Corporation is committed to the preservation of natural environment around home sites, positive growth of communities and an active relationship with the communities of Central Oregon.

Its current developments include North Rim on Awbrey Butte, NorthWest Crossing (a joint venture with Tennant Family Limited Partnership), IronHorse in Prineville and Yarrow in Madras. In addition it operates Mount Bachelor Village Resort, Botanical Developments and Brooks Resources Realty. For more information, visit

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Brooks Resources Corporation
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