We provide support at a variety of levels. We consider large community investments to be $7,500 annually or more. We also make a wide range of smaller investments.
We support a diversity of programs that advance both the “health” of our communities, by addressing basic needs such as nutrition and literacy; and the long-term “vibrancy” of communities, through projects that focus on education or environmental innovation.
While most of our support is directed to programs, we are open to supporting capital projects or equipment that clearly advance our community investment focus areas.
No, we accept applications on an ongoing basis throughout the year.
Our preference is to partner with local organizations, but we are open to working with partners who may be based outside the region, but that are offering programs or initiatives within it. In such cases, we would look for indications of a strong understanding of the local community and ideally a local partner.
There are no specific criteria, but transparency and accountability are very important to us.
We typically partner with non-profit organizations and community groups, but if you have a high-impact idea, please get in touch.
At this time, we are focused on our four core communities.
For us, the most meaningful success metrics focus on outcomes. For example, if your initiative is intended to help a specific group enter the workforce, a good measure of success could be the number of employed individuals after program completion. Think about your core objective, and work back from there.