Join the Network


As Central Oregon’s movement to get more kids outside, we invite other organizations and agencies to join our partnership, so that together, we can be a more powerful voice for children.  Any public, private, or nonprofit organization that shares a commitment to our mission and values is invited to be a partner in The Children’s Forest of Central Oregon.  Our job is to create a movement and we aim to be as inclusive as possible.  


Learn more about our mission, vision, and core values here.  Read our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice here.

Partner Benefits

  • Having a voice in important regional discussions
  • Using the network as a platform to build partnerships with other organizations and agencies
  • Taking advantage of key initiatives that help your organization build capacity and promote equity in our region
  • Reaching broader audiences
  • Promoting your organization through the Children’s Forest’s website, social media, blog, and awards
  • Receiving training on key issues that strengthen your organization
  • Inclusion in grants and other collaborative funding opportunities
  • Accessing special funding opportunities including through the U.S. Forest Service
  • Contributing to and utilizing regional data about outdoor access for students
  • Staying up-to-date on regional happenings through the partner newsletter


Join the network

  1. Complete this form.
  2. Email a jpg file of your organization’s logo and any additional attachments that tell us more about your organization to [email protected].  
  3. Children’s Forest staff will reach out to you to schedule an on-boarding meeting
  4. All organizations will be asked to submit the Partnership Form every two years to ensure that staff contacts and priorities are up to date.  


For questions contact Katie Chipko at [email protected] or (541) 383-5592.  




Children’s Forest of Central Oregon (CFCO) partners with organizations and agencies that share a commitment to CFCO’s mission and values in order to further CFCO’s mission to unite our community to inspire lifelong connections to nature for all kids.  CFCO partners are not agents of CFCO or HDESD (High Desert Education Service District).  CFCO’s partnership with such organizations and agencies does not constitute or imply an endorsement by CFCO or HDESD of the means by which the organization or agency carries out its mission.  The views and opinions expressed by CFCO partners do not necessarily reflect those of CFCO or HDESD, and CFCO and HDESD assume no liability for the actions or omissions of CFCO partners.  



Become a Sponsoring Partner (Optional)


Joining the Children’s Forest network is free, but we welcome organization’s to contribute to our operating budget by contributing to our organization.


$100 Benefits
Logo prominently displayed as Sponsoring Partner on the Children’s Forest’s Partner Page


$500 Benefits
Acknowledgement in the Children’s Forest’s Annual Report
Logo and link to organization’s website on the Children’s Forest’s Sponsorship Page
Logo prominently displayed as Sponsoring Partner on the Children’s Forest’s Partner Page


Donate online here or send a check to:


Children’s Forest of Central Oregon
63095 Deschutes Market Road
Bend, OR 97701


We appreciate your support!