Harold Alfond Foundation Areas of Focus | Harold Alfond Foundation

Areas of Focus

Areas of Focus

Following Mr. Alfond’s own giving pattern

The Harold Alfond Foundation makes grants consistent with Harold Alfond’s own giving pattern and philanthropic principles, with latitude to meet evolving community needs. The Foundation supports charitable causes in the areas of Education, Health Care, and Youth and Community Development, favoring large-scale, investment themes that can have a transformative impact on the State of Maine. Respecting Mr. Alfond’s belief in teamwork and love of sports, the Foundation deploys matching challenge grants to inspire and leverage additional giving by others.

Areas of Focus

College classroom

Mr. Alfond understood that higher education attainment is necessary to build a skilled workforce, and a skilled workforce is indispensable to economic prosperity. The Foundation furthers this goal through capital, endowment, scholarship, and programmatic grants, primarily to public and private colleges and universities.

Health Care

The Foundation makes capital and program grants which improve health care delivery and quality, promote centers of excellence, and advance education for Maine’s future health care professionals.

Youth and Community Development

The Harold Alfond Foundation supports youth development initiatives that inspire and empower youth through education, leadership development, and sports and recreation.

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