To build community by sustaining and enhancing local connections that promote
the environmental, economic, and social vitality of the Applegate Valley.


A Greater Applegate (AGA) is the community building organization serving the Applegate Valley.  Our mission is to build community by sustaining and enhancing local connections that promote the environmental, economic and social vitality of the Applegate Valley.  AGA learns about area priorities using listening sessions, surveys and other forms of outreach and works in partnership to address local needs and opportunities. We like to say that A Greater Applegate is a place where community values, community vision, and community voices lead to community action.  Click on the Community Connections tab to learn more.

What’s Up With AGA

  • If you are in need of help or have help to offer, please click here to reach the Applegate Valley Mutual Aid Network.
  • Momentum Grants are available for community efforts aligned with AGA’s mission. Deadline for AGA Momentum Grants is September 14. Click the button below to apply!
  • Congratulations to Momentum Grant awardees Applegate Partnership & Watershed Council, Applegater Newsmagazine, Community Wellness & Healing Arts Network, McKee Bridge Historical Society, Pacifica: A Garden in the Siskiyous, Wanderlust Theatre, Well Water Wellness, and Williams Community Forest Project. This year we also granted $500 each to Applegate Elementary, Madrona Elementary, Ruch Outdoor Community School, Williams Elementary, and Woodland Charter School to support COVID challenges.
Download a Momentum Grant Application

To get the most current information about COVID-19, impacts and responses in the Applegate Valley, click here to reach our community website Applegate Valley Connect.

Please be safe and take care of one another.

I have lived in the Applegate Valley for over 20 years, and have been involved in several ongoing community conversations around the need for some sort of organization that could be an advocate for this special place. It became clear that intelligent, long-term planning to address our shared ecological, social and economic concerns would require commitment, stability, and a capacity to connect with a wide range of local and regional stakeholders....This project would necessarily include a need for increased funding to support paid staff positions, which would help to create continuity of project management and the ability to create a long-term vision for a truly sustainable Applegate Valley. It has been very satisfying to see GACDC (now AGA) take on this mission, and I look forward to seeing what our community can achieve.

Dave Levine

It’s very rewarding to unite good people in a community. The effort to keep people focused on the end goal and the ensuing benefits of working together is a big job. I wish you all the best and I’m proud to be a member of this fine organization.

Mark L. Taylor

A Greater Applegate is fast becoming essential glue for this community.

Audrey Eldridge

You are doing a fine community job in the Applegate. Keep your hearts and heads strong.

Steve Dee

AGA is doing so much to support nonprofit, businesses and residents of the Applegate. Thank you for your dedication to this very special valley!

Brooke Nuckles Gentekos

Thank you guys for all that you do for the Applegate!

Sue Owens

AGA has its finger on the pulse of AV; we trust its judgment.

Stacie Brink

I really appreciate what this organization is doing for our rural community; they have so much to offer for rural businesses.

Jeanne Schattler

AGA is bringing the Applegate together!

Jeff & Carol Martin

My husband I want to support the excellent work that A Greater Applegate does for the community.

Deborah and Drummond Rennie