Making an impact requires focus.One thing we’ve learned over the 18 years our foundation has been in business is that we can’t give to everything (although it would be fun). So our grantmaking is targeted to three strategic priority areas, and concentrated on people of low or moderate income who live in Liberty’s service area.
“If you want to get ahead, get an education.” That’s why we invest in education programs that are aimed at empowering people to build assets and take charge of their futures. Tutoring, mentoring, early literacy, employment skills development, college/career preparation, and parent engagement training are all in this area of our grant portfolio. The bottom line is, if it’s education that will help a child or parent to work their way up the economic ladder, it’s our kind of program. Visit our blog to see examples of our education grants.Learn more
As Connecticut residents, we know that housing is expensive here, and making more affordable housing available is an ongoing challenge. Believe it or not, building the housing isn’t all that difficult. Building community support is the hard part — helping people to understand that affordable housing is a necessity and an asset to their town. So while we do make grants toward construction and predevelopment costs, we also invest in community outreach, education, and technical assistance. Visit our blog to see examples of our affordable housing grants.Learn more
Funding nonprofit programs is important to us — but so is investing in the nonprofits themselves. Our capacity building grants aim to strengthen the agencies working in our priority areas, making them more effective and efficient and enabling them to do more. Program expansion, board development, strategic planning, technology, and marketing are examples of the kinds of capacity building we support.Learn more