The Van Liew Family Foundation supports tax-exempt secular organizations established and operating within the United States for charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes. Emphasis is placed on organizations that provide unique or creative approaches to solving problems, and provide a significant benefit in relation to their spending. The trustees are particularly interested in supporting scalable, sustainable solutions with low overhead and high involvement of local populations being served.
The foundation especially encourages proposals from organizations working on solutions to overpopulation, as this is an issue that frequently exacerbates other problems including environmental degradation, illegal immigration, religious conflict, and extreme poverty.
The foundation also encourages proposals from organizations promoting good government and working to reduce corruption in politics. U.S. political corruption, both ethical and monetary, has led to demonstrably bad policy decisions and a lack of action on pressing issues of the day including overpopulation, environmental degradation, illegal immigration, religious conflict, and extreme poverty.
The Foundation has contributed to the following organizations in 2006:
The Foundation has been determined to be a section 501(c)(3) exempt organization classified as a private foundation under section 509(a).
Copies of our application for exemption and annual reports are available free of charge by request or may be viewed at our office (by appointment).