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Primary Focus Areas

The Foundation aligns its convening and grantmaking around these primary focus areas:

Public Policy
The Foundation convenes and advocates for policy shifts, reforms and budget priorities that lead to better community outcomes, such as the expansion of charter schools and the provision of high-quality Pre-K for all children in Massachusetts.
Education: PreK-16
The Foundation’s primary focus is on improving educational outcomes for children and youth in Hampden County through the public education system, with particular emphasis on economically disadvantaged populations.
Charter Schools
The Foundation supports the charter school movement and the critical role it plays in improving outcomes for students in Massachusetts. Trustees take a personal interest in the role that charters play as part of the public school system, and have supported the development of a number of charter schools in Hampden County.
Teachers and Leaders
The Foundation supports the professional development of classroom teachers and school leaders.

Other Focus Areas:

Capacity Building
Grants that help nonprofits strengthen their organizations’ capacity to sustain their work and mission.
Arts
Arts offer a key quality-of -life component in any community and the Foundation supports arts and cultural programs in the region.
Summer Learning
Summer learning programs help students avoid summer learning loss, sustain and build their academic progress, making them better prepared to move forward when school resumes in the fall.