Board Special Interest
We believe education provides people with the opportunity to expand their talents and capabilities. Through our grantmaking, we hope to inspire them to reach their full potential both as individuals and as contributing citizens of a greater community. We are especially interested in programs that make quality education accessible to those who are personally committed.
See Who We Are – Our Priorities – Education for more information regarding our interests in this area.
We are interested in programs on the cutting edge of research in specific areas of interest to our Directors that are underfunded or not yet eligible for funding by governmental programs. These programs are typically sponsored by top research institutions, which provide quality assurance oversight and accountability that may not be possible in a less structured environment. Further, the programs often involve predoctoral and postdoctoral scientists who are beginning their research careers. We are particularly interested in programs that encourage early-career scientists to remain engaged in research in their field.
See Who We Are – Our Priorities – Scientific Research for more information regarding our interests in this area.
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Endorsement grants are made to a limited number of leading institutions selected by the Foundation’s Directors. These grants often involve ongoing core support of the institution rather than specific programmatic support pursuant to the Foundation’s grantmaking priorities. The Foundation does not accept inquiries or applications relating to the Endorsement grant category, as decisions to include grants in this category are solely within the discretion of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
Board Special Interest Grants and Other Grants
These grants represent special family interests and are either one time grants or fall outside of the Foundation’s grantmaking priorities. The Foundation does not accept inquiries in this category.