The mission of the Argosy Foundation is to support people and programs that make their society a better place to live. The foundation seeks to employ creative and entrepreneurial approaches that help people to help themselves, and become self-sustaining whenever possible. The foundation's intention is to solve systemic problems, build teams and communities, create replicable solutions, and inspire others to contribute in their own ways. Argosy's vision is a world where all people are empowered and inspired to make a positive impact on their communities and our world.
Ascendium’s philanthropic mission is to elevate opportunities and outcomes for learners from low-income backgrounds so they can better achieve the postsecondary and career goals that matter to them. Our grantmaking focuses on increasing equity for low-income populations, especially those in historically underrepresented groups: first-generation students, incarcerated adults, rural community members, students of color and veterans. Our funding supports innovative ideas (exploration), the creation of an evidence base (validation), and the expansion and replication of effective practices to spark sustainable, systemic improvement (scaling). We fund in four focus areas: Remove Structural Barriers for Success, Streamline Learner Transitions, Expand Postsecondary Education in Prison and Support Rural Postsecondary Education and Workforce Training.
The Atlantic Foundation and its related funds is a family foundation that supports innovators, organizations and programs utilizing innovative approaches to address issues of social justice, environment, and the arts.
Bader Philanthropies, formerly known as The Helen Bader Foundation, Inc. strives to be a philanthropic leader in improving the quality of life of the diverse communities in which it works. The Foundation makes grants, convenes partners, and shares knowledge to affect emerging issues in key areas: Alzheimer's and Aging; Economic Development; Jewish Education; and Community Partnerships for Youth.