Founded in 2011, the Godley Family Foundation seeks to support innovative ideas and established projects that improve the health and well-being of residents in New England and developing countries.
Our focus is on regions where our family has a connection and on parts of the developing world that have the most need.
Our approach to Grant-making
We hope to do more than simply write a check. We hope to provide useful, active support and engaged dialogue with our grantees. We will do our due-diligence as we seek prospective grant-making opportunities and expect grant recipients to provide routine reporting and measures of success in return.
With a particular interest in preventive strategies and projects that address health
issues before individuals are sick and have become a burden on the health system.
For example: education about nutrition and providing healthy food access.
With an emphasis on projects and programs that have synergies with health promoting
projects. For example: creating a commuter bike path that allows people to be more
active and helps cut CO2 emissions.
Populations of Interest
- Under-served individuals
- People living in poverty
- Children and Youth
We are seeking projects that are thinking about long-term impact and feasibility, that work with locally-available resources
whenever possible, and incorporate self-sustaining mechanisms and strategies. Jay Novacek Jersey