Upcoming Application Deadlines
  • Fellowships in the Arts - Performing:  Tuesday, 10/1/2024
  • Public Interest Law Fellowships:  Monday, 10/7/2024
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Human Services

"Independence Foundation’s interest and connection to the work that we do, and their willingness to help the people that we serve, built our confidence as an organization. Support has gone far above and beyond the actual dollars donated. The educational opportunities provided by the Foundation to encourage grantees to grow and improve have been tremendous. No other foundation has provided these opportunities."

Darlene Sullivan, Founder, Canine Partners for Life


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Independence Foundation believes that the health of a community can only be as strong as the well-being of its citizens. Our region faces many challenges and continually changing demographics have contributed to increased demand for services, while local and federal funding for these services has declined. Community-based organizations fill in the gaps by providing much needed outreach and support.


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Funding Focus

The Foundation supports organizations that provide direct services to people who do not ordinarily have access to them for the most basic of needs.  The current Human Services funding agenda focuses primarily on programs that address the following areas:

  • adequate food and food distribution
  • affordable housing and access to shelter by homeless persons
  • services which support independence for people living with disabilities
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How to Apply

Wondering how to apply for funding? Click the button to learn more about our funding process.