Name of Foundation: Annie E. Casey Foundation
Location: Baltimore, Md.
Contact info: www.aecf.org Phone: (410) 547-6600
Coverage Area: Funds programs throughout the United States.
Subject Area: Child Welfare, Community Change, Economic Security, Education, Juvenile Justice.
Assets: $2.7 billion (2010)
Last Year Total Giving: $ 91 million (2010)
In a nutshell: The Foundation was created in 1948 by one of the founders of UPS, Jim Casey, and his siblings. They named the foundation for their mother.
The Foundation’s primary mission is to foster public policies, human services, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of vulnerable children and families. It is one of the largest foundations in the U.S. The Foundation invests in long term, innovative programs. The foundation is currently led by Patrick McCarthy, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Their current strategies include direct services for children and families that are designed and delivered by the foundation through the Casey Family Services arm. Founded in 1976, Casey Family Services (CFS), headquartered in New Haven, Conn., provides high quality foster care services to children under state contracts in Maryland, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. However, Casey Family Services is scheduled to end operations by June 30, 2013. This change reflects a strategic shift by the foundation to partner with large diverse human service agencies for a greater impact to the child welfare field. They are not currently accepting any new clients.
They also direct investments to reforming public human services and systems, as well as providing strategic consulting services to leaders of public human service systems. One of their major education initiatives, has been to support charter and small public schools as well as increasing access to informal and formal neighborhood programs that support school readiness.
How to Apply: The Foundation does not seek, nor often fund, unsolicited grant applications. The Foundation’s approach to grant making focuses on making multi-year, multi-site commitments that enable it to invest in long-term strategies and partnerships. Most Grantees have been identified by the foundation and invited to participate. For an Overview of the Annie E. Casey Foundation grant process, click here.
Recent News and Grant making:
Annie E. Casey Foundation Grants November 2012