Our Approach

  • We are strategic with clearly articulated funding priorities, yet we are flexible enough to be responsive to emerging and changing needs.
  • We are research-based, facilitating and supporting projects that apply best practices, achieve tangible results, and have a high level of sustainability.
  • We are collaborative, striving to build mutually beneficial relationships and partnerships with grantees both to learn and to share knowledge.

Our Grant-Making Process

The Foundation conducts grant-making activities during the first three quarters of the year, requiring grant-seekers to submit Final Applications no later than 9/1 for consideration at the third quarter Board meeting in mid-September. The Foundation promotes grant-making processes designed to maximize collegial, transparent and collaborative relationships.

The Foundation follows an interactive and flexible six step grant award process.