Safety Net

In 2018, the Crescent Porter Hale Foundation undertook a strategic review process of its Safety Net grants portfolio. As a result, in mid-2019, the foundation launched a new grants strategy that provides targeted funding to food programs that have a significant focus on seniors, specifically food banks, food rescue/recovery organizations, and home-delivered meal programs.

Applications for Safety Net grants are by invitation only.

Occasionally, the foundation will provide year-end legacy grants to organizations with which it has a prior funding history. These grants are made at the board’s discretion.


If you have any questions related to the Safety Net grants portfolio, please contact Emily (Schroeder) Johansson, Senior Program Officer, at