The Board of Replogle Foundation focuses its giving on the following areas:
Programs addressing the needs of youth and children, and women with children living in, or at risk of, long-term poverty (especially children of inner-city residents). Of particular interest are:
- Programs designed to address immediate crisis situations and the provision of stabilization services;
- Programs designed to assist individuals in developing skills for self-sufficiency and to be able to participate constructively in society and the workforce;
- Programs designed to provide supplementary services to improve educational opportunities for inner city children, including enrichment programs in the arts and sciences, alternative schools, after-school tutoring and mentoring, and scholarship programs.
- Programs for affordable and supportive housing with a focus on single mothers and families with children, and youth on their own.
The Replogle Foundation gives strong preference to innovative programs and those organizations with small or modest operating budgets located in the following geographic areas: Chicago, Minneapolis, and Washington, DC.
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The Replogle Foundation also makes grants in the following areas at the Board’s discretion; unsolicited requests in these three areas are not accepted.
- Projects, lectures, and fellowships in classical archaeology, particularly in efforts to enable scholars to cross disciplines and specialties, and thus broaden their horizons.
- Projects and institutions working for the conservation of maps and globes, and dissemination and education in the area of geography.
- Luther I. Replogle Award for Management Improvement at the U.S. Department of State to reward individuals who through their managerial ability have contributed to the effective administration of the Department and its programs.
Types of Programs We Support
The Foundation makes grants in support of a wide range of organizations in line with its mission and funding priorities, including:
- enrichment programs in the arts and sciences,
- alternative schools,
- after-school tutoring and mentoring,
- scholarship programs,
- broad-spectrum social services,
- mental health counseling for children and youth,
- affordable and supporting housing that reaches single mothers and families with children, the elderly, and homeless youth;
- classical archaeology [lectures, fellowships, and projects];
- conservation of maps and globes, and education in the area of geography; and
- Luther I. Replogle Award for Management Improvement at the U.S. Department of State.