Mission & Approach

The mission of the Footprint Foundation is to foster meaningful and inclusive connections to our communities. We strive to address issues related to social justice with work that enriches learning, honors the natural environment, and builds a creative culture.

The foundation’s approach to philanthropy focuses on grants in Chattanooga TN and Northern California that invest in people with new ideas for strengthening community.

We value efforts that:

  • Attract and retain talent
  • Generate new leadership
  • Take risks
  • Explore new ideas and approaches
  • Support collaborations that engage under-served populations
  • Enrich public spaces
  • Build community

Footprint does not make grants toward capital campaigns, capital projects, or annual campaigns.

Grant requests are received by invitation only.