Grantmaking Region Profiles

Grantmaking Region Profiles

Marguerite Casey Foundation established its grantmaking regions based on the geographic regions of the country with the highest concentrations of child and family poverty (according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual Kids Count data report). Initially, there were four grantmaking regions: Midwest, South, Southwest, and West.  (We have also, since our inception, funded a portfolio of national organizations whose work supports the mission of the foundation.) In 2004, the foundation added grantmaking in Washington state through the Home State Fund. The Home State Fund was discontinued in 2011.

Each grantmaking region has a unique history, demographic profile and challenges as well as opportunities to build a movement of low-income families advocating across issues, race and regions. Continue reading to learn more.