Quality of Life
We support children, young adults, families, and older adults throughout life’s journey.
Our work seeks to remove barriers which prevent children, youth, families, and older adults from improving their quality of life. We support holistic approaches that center the voices of children, youth, families, and older adults that equitably meet the needs of the whole person, whole family, and whole community.
Our Quality of Life programs support work in Alaska, Washington, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Kentucky. Our Youth Camping & Swimming program supports work nationwide.
Total Granted in 2020
Our Aging program focuses on supporting rural older adults and tribal elders to live with autonomy and dignity in the communities of their choice by supporting home and community-based services and supports. We seek to engage rural older adults, tribal elders and their caregivers in their own care by supporting an integration of care coordination that improves access to services and supports, social engagement that reduces social isolation, and strengthening the quality and availability of care provided by caregivers.
This program works within local communities to help families achieve greater stability by building protective factors and increasing self-sufficiency. This is achieved through services that are whole-family (2Gen), trauma-informed and healing-centered, and connected throughout the community.
While still under development, this program supports integrated reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health services. The International Health program supports this work in countries where MACP’s domains also work, including Bangladesh, Cambodia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Indonesia, Laos, Mexico, Nepal, the Philippines, and Timor Leste.
Youth Camping & Swimming
We seek to increase access to and improve the quality of overnight camp experiences for all youth, with a focus on inclusion for youth that have been historically excluded from these experiences. We also seek to increase access to high-quality swimming lessons for all youth to enhance awareness and education regarding water safety and drowning prevention. All programs should provide positive, affirming, and safe exposure to nature and water, while building character and community for all youth.
Kurian Thomas to join Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies as Vice President, Programs
Kurian will lead the programs team to ensure strategies, grantmaking, and evaluative practices align with MACP’s mission, Philosophy of Grantmaking, and commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice.Learn More