Everett Koeller founded the Charitable Foundation of the Family in 1989 as an avenue to perform grass roots work in our community. This objective remains today as we strive to maximize donors’ contributions to helping those in need.
Everett envisioned a charitable organization that could be flexible in criteria so as not to shut out the needs of those who are turned away from mainstream and larger organization who must maintain more strigent policies and application guidelines when deal with many more applicants. The Charitable Foundation has focused on being agile, sensitive, sensible, and responsive to the needs of the poor, young people, and the community. Although some of the focus has changed over the past twenty years, the foundation has remained faithful to maintaining low overhead and maximizing our donor’s benefits to the greatest needs.
Over the years the Charitable Foundation of the Family has been able to focus its charitable giving to helping those who were not being helped by other community resources while the need was still great. The foundation is committed to maintaining flexible funding criteria to fill the gaps left by other organizations that have understandably more specific program criteria. Our objective is to assist based on a real need and not on a specific criteria. Our supporters are made up of family, friends, business associates and those that believe in the work we are doing.