We believe our residents should have the same opportunities to thrive and succeed in life. Our innovative and supportive grantmaking is impactful, sustainable and enriches the community.

We address regional needs by partnering, investing and convening that result in tangible community impact. We are more than a funder, we are a partner.

We care about:

  • EQUITY – leveling the playing field to success. Our residents should have the same opportunities to thrive.
  • COMMUNITY – local collaboration for collective impact. We partner with local nonprofits, donors and other foundations to address community gaps whose missions are in line with ours.
  • GIVING BACK – Charitable giving strengthens and builds vibrancy in our communities.

We facilitate philanthropic support to improve quality of life for local residents in need and focus on three priority issue areas including:

Community Revitalization

Improvements in economic, physical infrastructure, health and social conditions for distressed neighborhoods. 

Educational Attainment

Supplemental support for the academic achievement of students in pre-kindergarten through high school, support for low-income and first-generation students entering college and vocational programs, and adult workforce development programs leading to education beyond a high school diploma.

Positive Youth Development

An intentional, pro-social approach that engages youth in a manner that is productive and constructive; recognizes, utilizes, and enhances youths’ strengths; and promotes positive outcomes for young people by providing opportunities, fostering positive relationships, and furnishing the support needed to build on their leadership strengths.

Our priority areas are chosen based on stakeholder interviews, nonprofit convenings and data assessment.

Read more about our impact areas.