Primary Philanthropic Funding
|A scene from a Lamplighters Music Theatre production made possible by funding from the Sachs Foundation.
In the context of these broad guiding parameters, the Foundation's primary philanthropic funding incorporates a variety of approaches and techniques, including:
Program Related investments - Equity investments and/or loans to charitable organizations and institutions, where the activity engaged in/operations promise a substantial likelihood that the funding will be used effectively for charitable purposes, as well as initiate or expand a self-sustaining activity or operation.
Micro-Loans - Primarily to individuals, families or groups of individuals in developing countries, particularly in Central and South America, and Africa, to develop business and employment opportunities for low income individuals and families.
Grants and Loans to Individuals - Primarily in the fields of education, health and housing, to selected individuals and families who demonstrate a willingness and ability to improve themselves and the quality of their own lives.
Grants and Loans to Founder-Driven Charitable Enterprises - In specific fields, and at critical periods in their development, usually the start-up or earliest phase of a charitable organization's or institution's activities.
Contributions - Representing a relatively small proportion of the Foundation's total annual budget, such expenditures allow for the funding of charitable activities outside of the established criteria described above.