Individuals, families, organizations. Young, old, large, small. Betterment recipients come in all shapes and sizes from all over the country and abroad. But, there are underlying factors that characterize the individual or organization we seek to help.
The following three criteria are the standards by which each event committee selects their recipients and our national board chooses them for support.
- Immediate Impact - the Foundation must be able to make an immediate and specific difference for a person, organization or community. We do not invest in large funds or research. Read more about the Immediate Need Fund here.
- In our Network - grant recipients must be recommended by someone in the Foundation's network of supporters who confirms and defines the recipient's need and philanthropic spirit. We want to empower our supporters to recommend the people in their local communities.
- The Gift that Keeps on Giving - potential recipients, both individuals and organizations, must possess a philanthropic spirit through their past actions or commit to bettering their communities long after the grant is awarded, allowing Betterment to "give the gift that keeps on giving".
If you are interested in nominating a potential Betterment recipient, please click here.