the Mulberry Foundation, Inc

The Mulberry Foundation, Inc. was established for the purpose of engaging in:
  • Civic, educational, charitable, benevolent and religious purposes
  • Support of missionary enterprises having for its objective the dissemination of religious and educational instruction
  • Promotion of Morality
  • The rendering of assistance, financial or otherwise to religious, educational and charitable institutions and entities
  • Religious educational institutions: intended for the purpose of granting scholarships to needy students, as well as scholarships for students intending to follow professions that directly serve the poor
This charter is accomplished by issuing grants to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations in five distinct areas of focus:
  • Services to the poor, including, heating assistance, food banks, low cost medical help, and homeless shelters
  • Churches, including church counseling programs, religious education programs, community outreach programs and equipment
  • Disaster Relief Agencies
  • Organizations that promote traditional family values including Christian youth camps
  • Religious educational institutions: intended for the purpose of granting scholarships to needy students, as well as scholarships for students intending to follow professions that directly serve the poor
There are many worthy causes, however, no single entity can support them all. The Mulberry Foundation has chosen to concentrate its efforts within the five areas of grant focus, mentioned above. For this reason, the following list is a list of grant exclusions:
  • Political causes and candidates
  • Environmental concerns
  • Disaster Relief Agencies
  • Federated drives and their foundations, i.e. the United Way
  • Awards, prizes and competitions
  • General operating support. Grants must be targeted to specific uses
  • Building funds and drives
  • Grants direct to individuals. Grants will only be awarded to qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization
  • Organizations that do not have a headquarters located in the USA
Give a starving person a fish, or teach a starving person how to fish? We believe there is room for both strategies. Sometimes, needs are so dire (i.e. natural disaster, war, etc...) they must be immediately addressed in order to simply sustain life. But this hand-to-mouth approach must be coupled with proactive efforts which get at the roots of poverty, starvation, disease and dispair; to eventually lead to self-sufficency. Most of the organizations we support deliver both crisis intervention as well as long-term development programs.