Since early 2009, the Trustees of The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation have been engaged in a strategic planning process to determine the Foundation’s future direction. After much thought and discussion, a decision has been made to focus the Foundation’s resources in ways that are more aligned with its original interest areas, namely assisting children, adolescents and young adults struggling with mental illness, substance abuse, intellectual disabilities, and learning disabilities.
As a result, the Foundation will shift its focus from early childhood and primary education-related initiatives to those that target children, adolescents and young adults with learning disabilities.
Many of the strategies for achieving the Foundation’s objectives could include education-related grant projects and initiatives. This means that, while the Foundation will no longer focus its energies in the early childhood/primary education-related field, it is likely that grants will still be made to schools and school districts for projects addressing issues related to mental illness, substance abuse, intellectual disabilities, and learning disabilities.
We invite you to explore our website and familiarize yourself with our grantmaking procedures and philosophy. If you have any questions about anything that you read, please feel to contact us either by email or telephone.
With current assets of over 70 million dollars, the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation distributes over 2.5 million dollars annually and anticipates this figure will increase in the years to come. Our geographic funding areas are Erie and Niagara Counties in New York State and Barnstable, Dukes, Essex and Nantucket Counties in Massachusetts.
The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation seeks to support community programming that will result in children, adolescents, and young adults affected by substance abuse, learning disabilities, mental illness, and intellectual disabilities achieving their full potential.
The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation will serve as a strategic partner and catalyst for positive community change.