Carolyn Foundation has two categories of grant making, Community Grantmaking in our historic cities of New Haven, CT and Minneapolis, MN and Environmental Grantmaking in the Upper Midwest (ND, SD, MN, IA, WI)

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Within community grantmaking we focus on:

Community Vitality

We seek to enhance the vitality of our cities through programs such as arts, civic and cultural organizations that build a shared understanding and commitment to the community.

Economically Disadvantaged Children and Youth

We seek to empower economically disadvantaged children and youth by supporting their families and others to inspire, nurture, educate and guide them to achieve long-term stability and well-being.

Within environmental grantmaking we focus on Mitigating Climate Change:

We will make targeted investments in the five state area to bring about systemic change funding programs such as: mobilize citizen and communities to take action; policy education informing and educating policy makers on the the climate implications of various policy decision; administrative action working with public utility regulators and others to make sure policies are implemented effectively and promoting sustainable community solutions that build capacity, understanding and commitment to clean energy