The mission of the Hoover Family Foundation is based on the community interests and volunteer involvement of the founders and major funders.
What we believe
The family believes that private sector groups can help the growth of individuals through values-infused education and human service support activities. Furthermore, we believe that improving an individual’s capabilities and circumstances is possible at any age.
The purpose of the funding is to provide direct services to individuals by supporting non-profit agencies’ efforts. These agencies also may need support to aid them in providing these services, or to improve their own functioning.
How we operate
The foundation board and staff have worked with grantmakers and grantseekers both local and national to improve the effectiveness of our own and others’ philanthropic activities. All of the principals of the foundation are involved in building meaningful relationships with grantee organizations. Through our involvement, we strive to increase community accomplishments and benefit.
Where we give
The primary purposes of the charitable giving by the foundation are:
- To increase the self-sufficiency and quality of life for individuals through human service and enriched education;
- To increase the ability of organizations to provide excellence in their commitment to the community.
Typically, the grants are awarded for educational programs, social service programs and programs that provide assistance in both of these areas. Grants are based on individual program type, not any organizational type. Human services, mental health, arts, youth and education were the most frequent recipients.