At the heart of Fund II Foundation is a deep commitment to advancing social change and creating an enduring American legacy.
Two years ago, Fund II Foundation developed Cradle to Greatness, a framework that aligns our strategic grantmaking priorities with outcomes that prepare and propel generations of talent. The framework ignites innovation, demands fair access, and accelerates the careers of young people who have been overlooked and underestimated.
To rekindle hope and community economic success, we have doubled down on our investments in preparing and supporting students studying in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. We are committed to facilitating their growth to become thriving professionals and entrepreneurs through internX, a new platform that matches promising talent with internship opportunities in companies throughout the United States.
Technology touches every industry. It is a field where the demand for talent is growing exponentially. We understand to engage our youth of today; we must
connect our future to theirs.
We also have several pillars to which we are devoted. We make grants to 501(c)(3) public charities in five areas: 1) preserving the historical culture of the African-American experience 2) safeguarding human dignity by giving a voice to the voiceless and promoting human rights 3) improving environmental conservation and providing outdoor education that enables people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy the numerous benefits of the great outdoors 4) facilitating music education, particularly in primary and secondary schools, to nourish both the mind and the soul 5) and sustaining the uniquely American values of entrepreneurship, empowerment, innovation and security.
Our Areas of Focus
Fund II Foundation makes grants to section 501(c)(3) public charities focused on five areas:
- African American Experience
- Human Rights
- Outdoor Education
- Music Education
- Sustaining American Values