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The Mary Redman Foundation was organized in 2002 and commenced operations in 2004. The principal activities of the Foundation are the making of grants to organizations that are described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are public charities.

The Foundation has made grants to a wide variety of organizations since its inception. Though we did not set out with a specific area of emphasis in mind, many of our earlier grants went towards the construction of or for the ongoing operations of community and school gardens. Community gardens promote healthy communities  by strengthening community bonds, providing food security for low income persons, and creating recreational and therapeutic opportunities for the whole community. They can also promote environmental awareness and provide community education.

We continue to support community gardens but have, in recent years, changed our main focus to support of documentary education at the middle school level and general support of documentary film festivals. 

The Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals.