Supportive Communities

Human Services

The Powell Foundation seeks to foster community wellbeing by empowering children, families, and individuals with the resources and supports they need to flourish.

Our Human Services investments are focused in the following areas

Stabilization &


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We invest in organizations who champion efforts to:

  • Address food security and hunger alleviation at scale for children, youth, families, and other vulnerable populations.
  • Provide housing, wrap-around services, and skill-building programs for homeless and housing insecure individuals, including transition-age youth.
  • Promote emotional wellbeing of children and youth in crisis by providing mental/behavioral health interventions and supports.
  • Coordinate and build the capacity of school systems to use evidence-based practices to promote students’ mental and behavioral health, including prevention, identification, and treatment efforts.

The Powell Foundation is interested in understanding the extent to which our Human Services investments impact the following population-level indicators:

Percent of the population who are living below the federal poverty level or are considered ALICE (asset limited, income constrained, employed)
Number of individuals experiencing chronic homelessness
Number of individuals experiencing food insecurity
Reduction in adverse childhood experiences

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