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Foundation’s ‘Focused Acts of Caring Grants’ Now Open

 

The primary mission of the foundation is to fund organizations that assist disadvantaged people and support programs for children and the homeless.

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It’s unusual for a funder to recognize that large societal problems are best addressed after deep reflection and a deliberate and inclusive process of consultation and priority-setting. “But then,” says Mildred Solomon, president of The Hastings Center, “The Robert Wilson Charitable Trust is not your average funder. We are thrilled and delighted that the RWCT has recognized the reality that many societies, and certainly the United States, are aging societies that are going to face unprecedented challenges requiring unprecedented solutions.”
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