Grant program will not take place in 2023

Since 2008 we have been inspired by the creativity, commitment and results nonprofits have achieved in our communities.  We are so thankful for all of those accomplishments.

As some in our communities know, the principals of Swift Communications, Inc. sold the publishing assets of the corporation at the end of 2021.  The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation was established by the founder of Swift and its shareholders and was supported by Swift in the communities it served.  The Foundation continued to support those communities with award grants in 2022 following the sale.

The Foundation’s trustees and directors have decided to take a hiatus in 2023 to consider the way forward for the Foundation.  We feel it is time to pause and reassess.  We won’t be accepting applications as usual starting January 1, and we won’t be awarding grants in 2023.

We are going to take the year to reassess and renew our purpose and plan.  We know we are committed to literacy in every category from language to STEM to STEAM, and while we continue to think the youngest are the center of our focus, we know that on occasion investing in programs for adults is the best way to make things happen throughout the chain.  Those would all have been things that Bessie Minor Swift would have celebrated, and we are committed to continue to celebrate her going forward.

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