Mission & Vision

On April 11, 2004, a guest editorial appeared in the Grants Pass Daily Courier, authored by Scott Draper, decrying the inactivity of young people locally and nationally.   This article inspired a group of community members from varying backgrounds with a common concern for the health of our local children to form the KidZone Foundation, which began activities in January, 2006.  We received official status as a 501 (c) (3) organization in February, 2007.   In August, 2008, the name was changed to KidZone Community Foundation.


“All kids moving with a smile”


“To promote physical activity for children,  teens and their families”

Core Purpose

We are advocates, catalysts, and educators for our vision.