We believe in the power of individuals working together to build community, in service of its wellbeing.

This is the heart of our work.

Strongest Proposals

The strongest proposals will be framed within an organization’s strategic plan that demonstrates how the organization will grow its capacity to impact on important community needs.

Financial Support

The Trustees prefer that an applicant organization be able to demonstrate a broad base of financial support for a proposed project from its own community and constituency prior to asking for support of that project from the Foundation.

Grant Commitments

Although multi-year grant commitments are occasionally approved by the Trustees, they are kept to a minimum. Most grant awards are based upon the Foundation’s ability to fund them out of current year earnings.