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

Now Announcing 2018 Grant Recipients!

Congratulations to 36 organizations receiving $80, 986.  For more information about the recipients visit the 2018 page under Grant History on the menu.  Since inception 281 grants have been awarded for over $530,000, as follows:

Grant History Through 2018

Those grants have fallen into the following categories:

Grant numbers since inception 2018

While grants have been primarily given for Language programs in the past, STEM and Interdisciplinary projects are definitely on the rise.

We will be accepting applications again between January 1 and February 15, 2019.