Charles Lafitte Foundation
The mission of the Education Program is to encourage the attainment of knowledge and skills and the practice of
responsible citizenship through access to effective learning opportunities. The Foundation provides support for innovative
programs aimed at resolving social service issues, assisting students with learning disabilities, providing technology
and computer based education, creating access to education of the arts, supporting at-risk children from preschool
to college and providing learning enhancement, including the development of leadership skills. The Education
Program includes support for research and conferences as well as support for programs that promote academic excellence
in institutions of higher learning.
The Foundation is committed to improving the "quality of life" of children by supporting programs, which encourage
children to reach their fullest potential. The best chance a child has to reach that goal is to be provided with sufficient
education, health care, housing and love. To that end, the Foundation supports programs that deal with issues such
as child abuse, foster housing, literacy, educational advancement, after-school programs, hunger projects and the
general well-being of children. The mission of the Children's Advocacy Program is to improve outcomes for children
and youth of all ages and to maintain a vital, attractive community where children and families can thrive.
The mission of the Medical Issues and Research Program is to raise the quality of healthcare by supporting and encouraging
health research and education. The Foundation supports innovative programs, research that promotes
health, scientific and educational activities and disease prevention. The Foundation supports efforts that help people
live healthy and productive lives and assists specific groups with serious and neglected problems. Emphasis is given
to cancer research and treatment, children's health, health education, promoting healthy life styles and bettering the
quality of life for patients
Grant requests can be made at any time for support of activities related to Foundation program areas and interests.
The Foundation funds organizations throughout the country, but is limited to supporting 501c-3 institutions. The
Foundation has no deadlines or standard forms. We prefer concise, well-organized proposals. In no case should the
body of the proposal exceed 10 double-spaced pages. The Foundation prefers proposals sent by e-mail. A brief letter
of inquiry, rather than a fully developed proposal, is an advisable first step for an applicant, conserving his or her
time and allowing for a preliminary response regarding the possibility of support. The Foundation will contact you if
we desire a full proposal. Due to the large number of inquiries we are unable to respond to all requests.
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