Funding for programs supporting access to higher education for underserved or under-represented populations
The Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation was established in 1973. The Foundation's 3 primary focus areas reflect Mr. Balfour's strong affinity for the employees of the Balfour Company, his commitment to the city of Attleboro, Massachusetts, and his lifelong interest in education. Specifically, the Balfour Foundation supports:
- Educational scholarships to employees of the Balfour Company, as well as to their children and grandchildren
- Organizations serving the people of Attleboro, with special consideration given to those organizations that provide educational, human services and health care programming for underserved populations
- Educational organizations that serve New England
The Foundation's educational funding is generally focused on organizations or programs that provide support for underserved or under-represented populations to prepare for, access and succeed in higher education, including 2-year and 4-year institutions.
Educational organizations may submit general operating support requests; however, we discourage general operating applications from organizations or programs with annual operating budgets of over $10 million. Further, we will not consider general operating requests from public schools, including public charter schools. Small program-related capital expenses may be included in general operating or program requests.
To better support the capacity of nonprofit organizations, multi-year funding requests are encouraged.