What We Fund
The Fund generally supports art education, primary and secondary education and social services that focus primarily on socio-economically disadvantaged individuals. Within social services (relevant in Indiana and New England) we have three areas of interest: workforce development, youth development, and services for immigrants, refugees, and asylees.
- Immigrants, Refugees and Asylees -- We are interested in supporting efforts to address the economic, legal, cultural and psychological hurdles that foreign-born individuals and their children face during integration into American society and its economy.
- Workforce Development -- We are interested in ensuring that all individuals have access to both jobs skills training and the support services necessary to enable them to participate fully in the economic life of their communities.
- Youth Development -- We are interested in supporting efforts that prevent students from dropping out of school and assist in the re-entry of dropouts. We are also interested in alternative pathways for youth (ages 15 to 25) to become competent, self-sufficient adults.
Arts and Education
We support primary and secondary education, including creative initiatives that emphasize classroom instruction.
We support arts education and, in Seattle especially, instrumental music education programs that foster critical thinking skills and creativity.
Read about types of grants supported by the Fund or download the complete guidelines.