Our Mission

Contribute to an informed and active citizenry by supporting programs that promote literacy and educational enrichment within communities served by Swift Communications.

Examples include programs that promote:

  • Literacy, reading and writing skills
  • Programs in the arts, languages and sciences

2014 Grant Application Period Has Ended

Awards will be announced no later than May 1, 2014.

2008-2013 Grants

The Foundation began awarding grants in 2008.  A total of 108 grants have been awarded for a total of over$173,000.

Awards by Category Since Inception

Our Objectives

The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation awards grants to programs that provide direct service to help with the implementation or expansion of literacy programs for children who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading; to develop reading and writing skills at all age levels; and, to develop programs in the arts, languages and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) for preschool, primary and secondary school-aged students.