Potential Program Funders
Charles Mott Foundation has four priority programs—Civil Society, Environment, Flint Area, and Pathways Out of Poverty. Flint Area’s mission is to foster a well-functioning, connected community that is capable of meeting the economic, social, and racial challenges ahead. Pathways Out of Poverty’s mission is to identify, test, and help sustain pathways out of poverty for low-income people and communities. This includes improving school readiness and performance, expanding economic opportunity, and strengthening and sustaining low-income community organizational structure. In addition to the four programs, there is an Exploratory and Special Projects fund.
Ford Foundation is a resource for innovative people and institutions worldwide. Three broad programs areas of focus are reducing poverty and injustice; promoting democratic values; and advancing human knowledge, creativity and achievement.
JPMorgan Chase Foundation directs the majority of its time, attention, and investment toward specific neighborhoods in cities where they have major operations. These neighborhoods are typically among the most challenged areas of major urban centers, defined by unacceptably high rates of poverty and historic disinvestment. Priority areas are community development: (1) resident-focused programming that addresses workforce development; asset building, and financial literacy and (2) community-focused programming that addresses economic development and affordable housing, education, and arts and culture.
TD Bank partners with nonprofit and public institutions to create meaningful change and improvement in the communities where they serve, specifically on the East Coast of the United States. Three priority areas are affordable housing, education/financial literacy, and environment.
US Bancorp Foundation giving program is designed to respect the diversity of the communities where they operate. They are actively involved in their communities, partnering with local nonprofits to meet specific needs within each community. General priorities include education and financial literacy, affordable housing, and economic development.
Wells Fargo helps customers succeed financially and create long-term economic growth and quality of life. They promote economic development and self-sufficiency through community development, financial education, cash contributions, affordable housing, and environmental stewardship with the help of team member volunteers.