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, Program Officer, at