September 25, 2020
As we approach the final quarter of 2020, we are reflecting on all that has changed this year. A global pandemic, an economic crisis, and a national conversation about institutional racism have converged to make it feel like the earth has shifted under our feet. Unfortunately, these challenges are impacting working families, children, and our most vulnerable neighbors the hardest1.
The mission of the American Savings Foundation is to strengthen the community by supporting education, human services, and the arts, with a special emphasis on the needs of children, youth, and families. This has not, and will never, change. This is our lasting commitment. We are continuing to honor this mission by meeting critical new needs, as well as maintaining support for essential programs and services that have been core to our work for nearly 25 years.
In some key areas of our response, we have:
Stayed consistent with our long-term strategic planning by limiting proposals for large, multi-year capital campaigns. We continue to accept letters of intent for one-time capital needs that are essential to an organization's core programs and services.
As we prepare for the future, we are working to further streamline our application process for both grants and scholarships. Over the coming months, we plan to re-launch and expand our online applications across all our giving areas. Future announcements about when the online applications will open for 2021 will be issued later this year. Current proposal information and 2020 applications deadlines are available on our website at https://www.asfdn.org/grants.