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 languages, sciences and interdisciplinary areas

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
  • develop reading and writing skills at all age levels
  • develop programs in the ¬†languages, STEM and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) for preschool, primary and secondary school-aged students

Applications will be accepted again starting January 1, 2018

We will be accepting applications between January 1 and February 15, 2018.

Since our inception, grant numbers and dollars have been awarded as follows:

2017 grants since inception chart

Those grants have fallen into the following categories:

2017 grants since inception numbers