Our Mission & Purpose
The Clausen Family Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, established exclusively to provide philanthropic grants to organizations worldwide. The foundation’s purpose is to support goal-oriented projects, organizations and initiatives that benefit the communities in which our Grantees operate in, with a focus on Education.
We live by our philosophy that a “hand-up” is always better than a “hand-out.” From colleges and universities to transitional housing, we believe in giving through grants with a measurable purpose, that align with our Mission Statement of: Empowering Others to Become Agents of Their Own Uplift.
All of our Grants undergo judicious review to ensure they align with our Mission and Goals.
We use the following Granting Filters to guide us:
We’re looking first and foremost for opportunities rich with passion, where ideas and visions can be brought to life.
Type of Gift
We want to work with people and organizations who align with our mission and purpose, so determining the type of gift is crucial.
Part of what makes a great opportunity is taking time to set realistic and attainable goals, and our experience can be a huge benefit in that area.
We want to ensure our grants make a measurable impact not only today but generations down the road. With that in mind, we take into consideration the Time Horizon for all grants issued.
A Path to Empowerment
Our goal at the Clausen Family Foundation is to empower others to become agents of their own uplift. We believe that when people have the opportunity to improve their lives, they will do so. With this mindset, we are proud to support measurable and purposeful projects and organizations achieve their goals and reach their full potential.