The Clowes Fund (www.clowesfund.org), a family foundation, seeks to enhance the common good by encouraging organizations and projects that help to build a just and equitable society, create opportunities for initiative, foster creativity and the growth of knowledge, and promote appreciation of the natural environment.
The Clowes Fund pursues these goals by awarding grants in three areas: the arts, education and social services. We also recognize the special value of efforts that create links among these areas. The Clowes Fund has a special interest in supporting projects that strengthen the communities in which Clowes family members and the foundation’s directors live and work.
During the fourth quarter of 2009, the Clowes Fund honored Net Literacy (dev.netliteracy.fasterstack.com) as their Grantee of the Quarter (http://www.clowesfund.org/index.asp?p=48). During the last two years, the Clowes Fund has provided Net Literacy $30,000 which has increased computer access to over 10,000 individuals and directly impacted thousands of children by placing computers in nonprofits so that the computers could establish public computer labs, place computers in classrooms, build additional computer labs, and provide computers to the families of students on free or assisted lunches without a computer at their home so that they could be more effective at school.