Well-Being

The needs of children go beyond economic, medical, and educational. We recognize that children need to be cared for on a holistic level in order to succeed. We support work that seeks to keep children safe and supported in order for them to thrive and go on to bring their best to the world.

Children in Crisis

Awarded $5,000 in 2016
Brother and sister hugging

Opening their doors in 2008, Children in Crisis was started to provide a home to foster children from Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties in Northwest Florida. Their mission is to provide homes and establish hope for children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. At Children in Crisis, children are provided with complete care, not only with a safe, supportive and loving home but also with services including meals and snacks, clothing, toiletries, toys, books, wellness checks, dental care and other necessary items and services.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine

Awarded $25,000 in 2016

For 20 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine has developed positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people, ages 7 to 17. As part of the nation’s largest donor and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles). Believing that every child has the ability to succeed and thrive in life, and by partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community, they help children realize their potential and build their futures.

HALOS

Awarded $25,000 in 2016

HALOS (Helping and Lending Outreach Support) provides critical support and resources for children who have been abused and neglected and who have been placed in the care of another adult who has a kin bond with the children and provides their full time care, nurturing and protection in the absence of a parent. Providing this support – including home visits, support group meetings and referrals to local resources – improves the overall outcome for these children in kinship families and increases stability and permanence.

Grants Awarded

2016

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine – $25,000.00
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine – $25,000.00
  • HALOS Charleston – $25,000.00
  • SMART Child and Family Services – $4,000.00

2015

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine – $50,000.00
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine – $25,000.00
  • HALOS Charleston – $25,000.00
  • Children’s Home Society of Florida – $20,000.00
  • Good Samaritan Agency – $15,000.00
  • Sheepscot Valley Children’s House – $15,000.00
  • Fort Williams Park Foundation – $10,000.00
  • Friends of Midcoast Maine – $5,000.00

2014

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine – $25,000.00
  • HALOS Charleston – $25,000.00
  • Children’s Home Society of Florida – $15,000.00
  • GROW in Illinois – $15,000.00
  • The Children’s Shelter – $15,000.00
  • CHARLEE of Dade County – $10,000.00
  • Drams for Kids – $10,000.00
  • Helping Orphans Prosper Everywhere, Inc. – $10,000.00
  • Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles – $10,000.00
  • St. Jude Missionary Baptist Church – $10,000.00
  • The Family Place – $10,000.00
  • Trees New York – $10,000.00
  • United Angels Foundation – $10,000.00
  • United Way of Western Connecticut – $10,000.00
  • Washington Street Community Center – $10,000.00
Children jumping in celebration

We Support Human Achievement.

Our mission is to help charitable organizations who help kids. Whether it's medical, educational, economic, or social, we care about the well-being and access to opportunities for all children. Our work is focused primarily, but not exclusively, on Maine and Florida.

Apply Now
Children jumping in celebration