Funding Priorities

The foundation is interested in grant proposals that address one or more of the following program areas:

Education: Fostering financial independence is critical to the vitality of our region. Therefore, priority will be given to programs targeted to older teens, young adults and low income citizens offering education and career development support. Programs designed to improve access to learning opportunities for older youth and young adults, employ alternative education models, drop-out prevention efforts and work-force development strategies are encouraged to apply for support.

Community Development: Programs that promote safe neighborhoods and violence prevention; affordable housing and revitalized neighborhoods; and create opportunities for increased civic engagement.

Conservation & Environment: Programs that increase environmental awareness and educational outreach to underserved children and their families.

Social Services/Welfare: Programs that provide critical basic human needs to high-risk, vulnerable families and citizens.

Arts & Culture: Funding will be limited to smaller community-based programs or agencies that seek to increase access and participation in visual and performing arts experiences for underserved children and their families.