The Corporation’s purpose (and hence its Mission) is to honor the work of Hannah B. Chickering, who in the 19th Century dedicated her life to female prisoners and their children. Accordingly, the Corporation shall provide financial support to programs and organizations that address the needs of women and children in crisis, thereby furthering the Corporation’s goal of helping women and children gain health, safety, independence and self-sufficiency.
The Chickering Foundation seeks to promote and support agencies whose work reflects the mission of Hannah B. Chickering.
Furthermore, the Chickering Foundation seeks to provide financial support that will make a meaningful difference to the women and children being served.
Agencies are reviewed by the Grants Committee for one time grants in the spring and Fall of the year.
The Board of Managers shall meet annually, without additional notice, immediately following the Annual Meeting of the Members. Special meetings of the Board of Managers may be held at such places and at such times as the Board of Managers or the President may determine. The Board of Managers shall meet at least two additional times per year. These meetings of the Board of Managers are generally held in May and November of each year and serve as the forum for transacting business and allocating funds to agencies.
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