Purpose

The Leightman Maxey Foundation is a private foundation that distributes grants in support of nonprofit organizations whose services are in line with the mission of the Foundation.  Funding priority is given to those organizations serving ‘at risk’ clients.

Grants may be awarded in any of the following three categories:

  • Career:  work programs, employable skills programs, employment seeking preparation
  • Finance: budgeting, judicious use of credit, living within one’s means
  • Nutrition: shopping for and preparing healthy, economical meals

The following types of grants are available:

  • Capacity Building – The intention of a capacity building grant is to strengthen a nonprofits performance and improve organizational effectiveness. The following are examples of activities that would fall under this category: Strategic planning, organizational assessment, board development, collaboration and strategic restructuring, marketing and communications, technology and information systems, volunteer recruitment and management
  • General Operating – The intention of an unrestricted general operating grant is to support a nonprofit organizations mission rather than a specific project/program. These represent funds needed to sustain day to day operations. The following are examples of activities that would fall under this category: Salaries, office expenses (rent, utilities, etc.)
  • Project/Program – The intention of a project/program grant is to provide funds for a specific endeavor. It may be either a one time event and/or ongoing. The following are examples of activities that would fall under this category: job skills training, financial education classes, nutrition/cooking classes for clients

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