The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation supports organizations that have accurately identified needs and have successfully and consistently worked to provide life-changing opportunities within our focus areas. We place a special emphasis on organizations primarily serving youth and those that exhibit strong community support.
Education taps the immeasurable potential of the mind. Reaching children through early childhood education, after-school learning programs, post-secondary scholarships and graduate fellowships help our young people get the start they deserve. Providing higher education scholarships helps build a strong educational foundation for future leaders.
Health and Human Services ensures the vitality of the human body and the human spirit. We target health care programs that ensure access to basic health care services to the most vulnerable members of our communities. Groups that successfully provide physical or psychological care for those in need have garnered our support. So too have experiential programs that offer disabled or disadvantaged people opportunities they may not have otherwise.
Arts and Culture represents the innovation and creativity of a society. Through cultural endeavors we help bring people together from all walks of life to share their creative talents, intellects, passions, customs and bold initiatives to explore new ways of doing things. In the areas of theatre, art, and music the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation grants have helped organizations reach a broader audience, infused new life into programs and created long-lasting cultural traditions within our communities.
Community Service touches the lives of everyone where they work, play and live. Despite our individual differences, we are linked by common interests to do more for the places we call home. The Foundation invests in organizations that fortify this connection. When everyone is involved one way or another in the improvement of their community, the community progresses in a positive direction.