As a Foundation with a defined purpose, we are resolved to introspection and analysis in developing and maintaining a consistent operational strategy. Our strategic planning starts with the defining of our primary objective: to connect like-minded philanthropists committed to improving the lives of others and passing the principles on to the next generation. Our secondary focus goes hand-in-hand: to involve the public through initiatives to impact the lives of others in the areas of medical research, education, religious development, and children’s welfare. Within the framework provided by these stated objectives, we narrow our focus to identify avenues where we feel the need is most critical, potential is shown for creating impacts, or whose importance is often overlooked or marginalized.
The Finker Frenkel Foundation then invites applications for grants by organizations launching or maintaining enterprises that reinforce and advance these identified avenues. Grant recipients are expected to communicate with us periodically in a spirit of collaboration as partners together in their endeavors. Their reports help to keep us apprised of arising developments, resultant outcomes, and additional needs. Information gathered from these reports is enthusiastically followed by the Foundation with a view towards learning through experience what works, what doesn’t, how we can help more, and how to re-focus or re-hone our subsequent endeavors. This helps to ensure that the resources of the Foundation are directed most effectively and responsibly, and informs the direction of our strategic development into the future.
To view information on our current grant directives and how to apply, please visit How We Make Grants, Grant Information, and Grant Seeking FAQ’s.