Carolyn Foundation has two categories of grant making, Community Grantmaking in our historic cities of New Haven, CT and Minneapolis, MN and Climate Change Grantmaking in Minnesota.
Within community grantmaking we focus on 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 climate change grantmaking we focus on efforts to mitigate and adapt for climate change:
We will make targeted investments in Minnesota 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.