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Mission and Purpose


The Mission of Central Oregon Foster Parent Association is “Supporting Central Oregon Foster Parents and families to provide a home of safety, comfort, and healing for our most vulnerable children.”


Said corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.


No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in the purpose clause hereof. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.


Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code. 


Central Oregon Foster Parents Association (COFPA) is dedicated to supporting Foster Families to succeed and continue to provide a loving environment for the children.

COFPA is a private not for profit organization which serves all of Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties. We envision a Central Oregon where there are plenty of Foster Homes for our vulnerable children.  And where each Foster Family is serving one Foster child/sibling group at a time. 

COFPA provides a diversity of services that not only support our Foster Families in their mission, but can help meet additional physical needs so that all the lives in that Foster home can have their physical and emotional needs met.  We provide access to education, support and connections.  Our services assist Foster Families to become more proactive than reactive.

COFPA partners with the community to ensure all resources are available to our Foster Community.  We are creative, resourceful and flexible in designing services to meet the needs of our Foster Families.

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