The Yawkey Foundations have a long-standing tradition of supporting organizations that provide food, shelter, and other basic needs to the homeless, and those at risk of homelessness, with a particular emphasis on assistance to children and families.
The Yawkey Foundations support organizations and programs that address the needs of the most at-risk and vulnerable young people in our communities who do not have adequate support at critical stages in their lives. This initiative serves organizations that work to ensure the healthy emotional, mental, and social development of at-risk youth and that encourage positive relationships with adult mentors.
The Yawkey Foundations support organizations and programs that provide services such as education, recreation, and social skill development to children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities who would otherwise not have access to such programs.
The Yawkey Foundations support organizations that assist disadvantaged and underserved adults with a particular emphasis on single parents and vulnerable seniors. The goal of this initiative is to help individuals gain greater independence and self-sufficiency.