Tuesday, July 12, 2005
McKenzie Foundation Grants
The purpose of The McKenzie Foundation is to encourage and support non-profit programs primarily in the areas of education, health, human services, and cultural and environmental concerns. Faced with the task of translating these broad-reaching goals into a more focused set of grant guidelines, the Board has selected four initiatives that will shape its grant making for the next few years: early childhood development, education, the environment, and arts and culture. The Foundation has chosen these four initiatives for its initial years of grant making because of its fundamental belief that assisting families is one of the most effective and lasting ways to strengthen communities. The McKenzie Foundation supports opportunities and experiences that enrich learning for all ages. Special consideration will be given to charitable efforts that inspire excellence and encourage personal development. Nearly $500,000 was awarded in 2002, ranging in size from $600 - $60,000.