Our Mission and Values
The McKeen Fund was created as a Charitable Trust by Mrs. Noreen McKeen of Palm Beach, Florida.
The Fund's Mission is to improve the lives of seniors, people with disabilities and disadvantaged children and families.
Today, the McKeen Fund continues to support the donor's philanthropic philosophy and values, including an emphasis on giving to Roman Catholic organizations. The Trustees will also consider in addition to the donor's preferences, the demands of a changing world and its impact on the Fund's mission.
The purpose of the McKeen Fund is to provide support to medical, educational and social service organizations and programs that address the needs of vulnerable children and their families, and seniors. In education, grants focus on pre-k through secondary education, as well as enrichment programs and supportive services.
The Fund provides grants to organizations which are tax-exempt and publicly-supported under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service with an emphasis on giving to Florida, Massachusetts and New York.
The Fund also recognizes the donor's value of service and philanthropy going beyond just grantmaking. Fund resources extend to direct charitable activities, including leadership, expertise and a commitment to our grantees and other non-profit organizations.