The Stevens and Nichols families share a commitment to education and the arts, together with an enduring appreciation of the inter-relatedness of local community to the international community and to the global environment. It is to this shared vision that the work of the Foundation is dedicated.
The Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation supports grassroots organizations and movements in the United States working to change environmental, social, economic and political conditions to bring about a more just, equitable and sustainable world.
The mission of The Nelson Foundation is to expand opportunities for children and youth to become responsible, productive and engaged members of their communities. We do this by supporting organizations that improve the academic, character and leadership development of children and youth.
SCF’s mission is to alleviate poverty and achieve environmentally sustainable solutions by investing in organizations that are providing innovative high-impact financing and technical assistance initiatives to communities and individuals suffering from deep poverty.
The Trefler Foundation was established in 1999 by Pam and Alan Trefler, who serve as its Trustees. They saw, through their philanthropy, an opportunity to support new ideas in new ways and, in so doing, to create progress and change, especially in communities that experience significant disadvantage. The Foundation’s mission has centered on supporting inspiration, experimentation, and innovation in key areas: education and workforce development, health care, and healthy lifestyles. It takes a hands-on approach to its work, becoming engaged as advisor and advocate for the organizations in its portfolio.