Executive Director

Since 1994, the Foundation has been making a positive difference in the lives of so many individuals and families. We have invested over $20 million in grants to dozens of nonprofit organizations in five states and have taken a leadership role in several national collaboratives that have brought new attention to such issues as integrative medicine and end-of-life care.

The more we do this work the more we realize that our role is evolving from that of a grantmaker to one as a changemaker – moving from funding individual projects to supporting meaningful systems change through a deep and sustained commitment of funding and staff resources. With that focus in mind, our Board of Trustees has elected to sunset the Foundation by 2030. This will allow us to accelerate our work in the near term while creating real change in our areas of interest – mental health, integrative health and wellness, youth access to the arts, and gender parity.

While it is too early to know how this decision will impact each of our grantees and community partners, we wanted to let you know about this change in advance as our sunset strategy unfolds. Our grants will continue to be made by invitation only; however, we remain open to Letters of Interest related to initiative-level work in our four focus areas. We will no longer accept requests for programmatic grants, capital projects, or support of endowments.

We will do our best to communicate regularly with our grantees and partners as we move forward. Please check our website for updates and contact us if you have questions regarding our plans.

Our work is not done; it is really just beginning.


John C. Amoroso
Executive Director