2002 Grant Programs

2002 Environment Grants

Grants in this area are focused on protecting wilderness areas and supporting grass-roots organizations interested in keeping our rivers, bays and coastal waters clean and safe.  The Foundation continues to support technical development in the area of landscape analysis that will benefit a broad range of wild land conservation activities.  (Total grants $170K)

2002 Education Grants

Grants in this area are focused primarily on improving higher educational opportunities for minority students.  Additionally, the Foundation supports medical training in the areas of rural practice and humanism.  The Foundation has also begun to be involved in early childhood development programs through the expansion of the Raising A Reader® program to underserved populations.  (Total grants $227K)

2002 Medical and Scientific Research Grants

Grants in this area are focused on diseases and other scientific research of particular interest to the Foundation.  For medical research, emphasis is on finding a cure, developing new treatments and improving the quality of life of individuals afflicted with these diseases.  Additionally, the Foundation has continued support for graduate-level physics programs helping to attract the best minds to this important, and often under-funded, research area.  (Total grants $201K)