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Mission Statement

The Patricia Kind Family Foundation, a private, not-for-profit philanthropic organization, was established in 1996 with a gift from the estates of Hedwig and Arnold Louis van Ameringen, parents of Patricia Kind. The Foundation is family managed and believes strongly in the importance of supporting families.  The mission of the Foundation is to financially support organizations that help children, adults, and seniors in need obtain physical and mental health care and related human services, including food, shelter, clothing and education in the Philadelphia area.  We are especially committed to helping individuals and families who struggle daily with the effects of poverty.

The Foundation is interested in encouraging practical, caring solutions to community problems by supporting preventive and direct service efforts. The Patricia Kind Family Foundation operates no programs of its own, but performs its mission by funding proven approaches from non-profit 501(c)3 organizations operating in the five-county Philadelphia region.

The Patricia Kind Family Foundation is committed to aligning all of our assets with our mission in order to increase our impact beyond our grant making activities. We believe that by separating our invested assets from our grant making we will limit our ability to further our mission. Through direct program and mission related investments we strive to have the greatest possible impact with all of our assets.