The Colby Foundation places priority on innovative programs, projects and organizations that have a meaningful impact on the unmet needs of underserved children, adults and families in the greater Chattanooga area. We encourage programs that are addressing the root causes of poor outcomes in the Foundation’s interest areas:
Programs that break the cycle of poverty
Early childhood through post-secondary
Exclusion: no support for individuals
- Community Needs
Hunger and food insecurity
Other acute needs
The Foundation seeks to encourage collaboration among nonprofit organizations, funders, public initiatives and leaders. The Foundation’s Directors attend site visits and hear presentations from nonprofits by invitation only.
Types of Support
The Colby Foundation provides operating and program/project support. Generally, the Foundation will not make grants to support capital projects and campaigns; nor will the Foundation make grants to individuals.