The Pinkerton Foundation
The Foundation was established in 1966 by Robert Allan Pinkerton, the chairman and CEO of Pinkertonís, what was the nationís oldest and largest security company. The Foundation supports community-based programs for children, youth, and families in economically disadvantaged areas in New York City. The Foundation favors direct service programs that have one overriding goal: to help young people reach their full potential. Preference is given to groups with capable leadership, high expectations, well-defined goals, and active, engaged participants. Most of the program funded take place in the after-school, weekend, or summer hours and focus on providing opportunities for academic development, career readiness, and cultural enrichment. The Foundation also supports a number of programs that offer a way forward for young people after an encounter with the criminal justice system or years in foster care. Letters of inquiry are welcome at any time. Additional information can be found on the Web site.
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