The Lois and Richard England Family Foundation has two major funding priorities:

  1. Out-of-School-Time Programs in Washington, DC (Spring Cycle)

    In May 2012, Board member, Rick England, was honored for his years of service, dedication and numerous contributions to the Latin American Youth Center in Washington, DC. Watch this video to learn more about Rick's commitment to the LAYC and other DC organizations.

    Watch this video to learn more about Dick England's support and dedication to one of our long time Washington, DC grantees, the Lincoln/Bell School Multicultural Internship Program.

    The Foundation is committed to the improvement of the lives of children in underserved communities in Washington, DC. Its current focus is out-of-school-time (“OST”) programs that provide academic support and/or enrichment during after-school and summer hours. Recognizing middle school is a critical time in a young person’s life, the Foundation currently is focused on supporting programs that serve DC youth as they transition from elementary though middle school to high school.

  2. Jewish Community Life (Fall Cycle)
    The Foundation is proud to support organizations working in the following areas:
    • To promote engagement by the Jewish community in Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) through improving the situation of underserved populations and people in crisis.
    • To enhance the democratic nature of Israel by promoting economic empowerment and civil rights for all Israelis.
    • To encourage Jews to become active in Jewish culture, synagogue life, and the Jewish community.
    • To combat anti-Semitism by promoting a positive view of Jews and of Israel through education and dialogue.
    • To build coalitions with non-Jews on areas of common concern and to improve intergroup relations.
    • To participate in the local Jewish community by supporting local organizations which are valued by trustees of the Foundation.
    • In Israel, grants are focused on enhancing the democratic nature of Israel by promoting economic empowerment, civil rights, religious diversity and peaceful coexistence between Jews and Arabs.