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Last modified: August 4, 2008, 5:04 PM
Founded in 1989, The Picower Foundation seeks to build a society that provides choices and opportunities for improved education, health and civic life. The Foundation awards grants to a wide variety of organizations that work nationally, in Palm Beach County, Florida and the New York metropolitan area. The Foundation is based in Florida and has offices in New York City.
The Foundation's grantmaking areas are in education, medical innovation and an equitable and inclusive society. With the goal of promoting healthy, academically prepared and socially competent young people, the Foundation's education grantmaking supports quality improvements in early childhood, K-12 and out-of-school time, and health projects that have a bearing on children's educational outcomes. The Foundation places emphasis on professional development of the workforce and strengthening the leadership, performance and programmatic quality of organizations that serve children, youth and families. The Foundation's primary interests in medical innovation focus on biomedical research and brain and cognitive sciences. Grants are made to leading scientists in the U.S. and their research institutes. The Foundation's efforts to achieve a more equitable and inclusive society consists of supporting projects in human rights, reproductive rights and Jewish continuity.