Foundation Focus Areas
The Foundation concentrates on contributions for specific community needs and focuses on two areas: education/youth development and culture/civic programs. Funding priorities may shift from year to year.
Education and Youth Development
The Foundation supports programs that prepare young people to participate successfully in an increasingly global society and to contribute back to the communities in which they live. Specifically, they focus on supporting innovative education and youth development programs that serve children and youth in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Targeted programs strive to achieve the following goals:
- Improve the academic performance of children, especially programs that support children and youth as they work to meet the literacy and math benchmarks that lead to their future success.
- Prepare youth for community leadership.
- Promote positive relationships among youth from diverse cultural and ethnic groups.