The Pennies from Heaven Foundation is a private family foundation focused on serving the greatest needs of the local community. As a foundation, they think differently. They were encouraged by the work of Dr. Ruby Payne, and her book, "Bridges Out of Poverty".
They aim to create a path to self-sufficiency in their community that will allow any and all persons or families in poverty who wish to cross the bridge the opportunity, the ability, the means and the support to cross the bridge out of poverty.
As a Foundation, they do their research, and investigate best practices. They do not seek to create more programs or just write checks. Instead, they aim to support what is needed and what is working for that path to self-sufficiency.
Their grants are not determined by the age of the program, but rather the ability to succeed.
Their grants are not strictly limited to one category, but are evaluated on the potential impact of
- Meeting Basic Needs,
- Improving Education for Children and Youth,
- Teaching Financial Stablility to Adults and Families, or
- Improving Health, both physical and mental.
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