The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation makes grants in three priority areas: Conservation, Performing Arts and Social Causes.
The primary focus of the Foundation’s grant making in Conservation is the protection of the world’s oceans and species. The Foundation is interested in site-specific projects designed to improve the health of ocean habitats and to enhance their ability to withstand the challenges of climate change. In addition, the Foundation supports efforts to fund species protection, particularly regarding the seas’ apex predators. Eligible projects include research, conservation and/or restoration. Grants for other types of water-related conservation efforts may be considered on a limited basis.
Performing arts grants focus on classical music and theater. Grantee organizations include performers, presenters (including broadcasters) and educators. We are currently considering grants to the Chicago area, the Mid-Atlantic Region (from Washington, D.C. north to Wilmington, DE) and the Cleveland area.
The goal of the Foundation’s grant making in Social Causes is to address the root causes of urban poverty and inequality. The Foundation seeks to support programs that help alter the life trajectories of socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals and families toward a path to self sufficiency. Priority will be given to programs that emphasize evidence-based prevention and early intervention programs for low-income, disadvantaged youth and families of color. A limited number of grants will be considered for policy and advocacy efforts which address barriers that disproportionately impact low-income, communities of color. Priority areas are Education, Economic Empowerment, and Equity. The majority of Social Causes grants focus on the Chicago area.