Focus Areas:

1) The foundation places a high priority on funding college access and success programs that prepare low-income and other disadvantaged students to qualify for college and graduate with a degree. Programs include:

  • After-school and academically focused summer college access programs that help students improve competencies in secondary school subjects and better qualify them for college admissions. These programs include: tutoring, mentoring, computer literacy, supplemental math and science, and arts and music.
  • Institutional college scholarship and financial aid programs, and student support programs for promising low-income and disadvantaged students.

2) The foundation places a high priority on programs that help people with mental illness live in non-institutional environments and lead productive lives. Programs include:

  • Support to community-based programs that empower people with mental illness to live independently and lead productive lives.
  • Support to programs that improve delivery of mental health services for young people turning 18 and who are transitioning from residential therapeutic care to independent living.

The foundation is interested in proposals from organizations that integrate its two focus areas, such as:

  • Programs that assist mentally ill youth or young adults to attend or complete college.
  • Programs that encourage low-income, first generation, and other underserved students to pursue an education in the fields of mental health or social work.