The mission of the Hoover Family Foundation is to support non-profit organizations that foster the development of individual self-sufficiency. This intent is based on the community interest and volunteer involvement of the founders and major funders. The family believes that private sector groups can help the growth of individuals through values-infused education and human service support activities. Furthermore we believe that improving an individual's capabilities and circumstances is possible at any age.
The purpose of the funding is to provide direct services to individuals by supporting non-profit agencies efforts. These agencies also may need support to aid them in providing these services, or to improve their own functioning. Leveraging of the foundation's contributions through other community support to the grantee is highly encouraged.
The foundation board and staff have worked with grantmakers and grantseekers, both local and national, to improve the effectiveness of their own and other's philanthropic activities. All of the principals of the foundation are personally involved in building meaningful relationships with grantee organizations. Through our involvement we strive to increase community accomplishments and benefit.
The primary purposes of the charitable giving by the foundation are:
To increase the self-sufficiency and quality of life for individuals through enriched education and human service assistance; and
To increase the ability of organizations to provide excellence in their commitment to the community.
Typically half of the grants are awarded for educational programs, one-quarter for social service programs and the other quarter provided assistance in both areas. Youth represented over half of the recipients of the funding while adults/seniors and all individuals were each less than a quarter. Many types of organizations received support. Human services, health, arts, youth and education were the most frequent recipients.
We are please to provide this Web site describing the foundation's contributions and financial information to our partner organizations, and in doing so we note with great pleasure the successes that they have achieved. Examples of the grants distributed are given, along with a list of all the grants made by location in the latest fiscal year.
Hoover Family Foundtation Web site was designed and produced by
Jonathan Wills at Wills Design.