The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund operates in Colorado, Illinois, Kansas/Missouri, Nevada, New York and Pennsylvania. July 15th is the next deadline to submit letters of inquiry to the foundation for grants in the areas of Human Services, Education, and Healthcare & Medical research.
We seek innovative methods of delivery that advance our mission and the communities we serve, with an eye toward sustainable change in the trajectory and quality of people’s lives.
Inspired by our namesake, William G. McGowan, the board sets specific quantitative goals for our initiatives, and we extend that concern for strong evidence and identifiable outcomes to our grantees. We believe in organizational mapping to define strategies and benchmarks of success; we know that measurement and tracking strengthens programs and organizations. Accordingly, we require applicants to include a detailed outcomes matrix.
Knowing that the Fund cannot solve problems through only our grant-making, we strive to leverage our grant dollars by awarding challenge grants, participating in funder collaboratives, and helping out in our communities through our own volunteerism.”
–Excerpted from William G. McGowan Charitable Fund’s “How We Work” page.