Supporting Progress Worldwide

We support tax-exempt organizations established and operating within the United States for charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes.

About Us

The Van Liew Family Foundation supports tax-exempt organizations established and operating within the United States for charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes. We also provide annual support for post-secondary scholarships.

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 mass migration, 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 mass migration, religious conflict, and extreme poverty.

The Foundation has contributed to the following organizations:

The Population Institute
The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
The Smile Train
 Corporate Accountability
Sea Shepherd

Types of Grants

Grants are considered for both general purpose/operating support and program development/project support. Typical grants range from $5,000 to $50,000. Some grants are provided on an annual basis to support ongoing projects. Program-related investments (no-interest loans) will also be considered where appropriate.

In addition to providing cash grants, the foundation has a cooperative agreement with Hands On Technology Transfer, Inc. whereby it can arrange free IT training to qualified organizations in the areas of Web development, object-oriented programming, Microsoft and Linux system administration, SQL programming, and related technologies. For a complete list, visit HOTT’s web site at www.traininghott.com.  Children’s hospitals, public schools, and other charitable foundations have benefited from this service.

Contact Us

To contact the Van Liew Family Foundation, you can e-mail contact@vanliewfamilyfoundation.org or write us at: Van Liew Family Foundation
6 Hemlock Drive
Chelmsford, MA 01824

Board of Directors

  • Roland Van Liew
  • Sui Van Liew
  • Colin Grant

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).