The FDC Foundation Mission Statement
The FDC Foundation is a non-profit foundation founded in 2008 by members of the Cluck family to support charitable organizations within the United States in three principle areas:
- Health: Specifically, the FDC Foundation contributes to organizations supporting (1) improved nutrition for Americans, including organizations supplying food and food supplements to people in need as well as those providing education regarding proper nutrition; (2) the treatment of persons with diabetes, including education, nutrition, medication and supplies for persons who either now have or who are at high risk of developing diabetes; and (3) the expanded use of alternative medicines, including all forms of non-traditional therapies and medications that offer promise of improving the lives of people, whether healthy or ill.
- Education: Specifically, the FDC Foundation contributes to organizations that support (1) early childhood development programs, including but not limited to educational institutions currently doing outstanding work in the field; (2) programs for returning scholars, supporting organizations that provide financial support (such as reimbursement of tuition, fees, cost of books and additional living expenses) incurred by persons who return to school to continue their education later in life (beyond the age when that level of education is customarily completed); and (3) literary achievement, specifically organizations (such as colleges and universities) offering financial support or programs to gifted individuals pursuing the creation of meritorious literary works (poetry, fiction, drama, non-fiction prose, or translation) over a specific time period (such as one year).
- Housing: Specifically, the FDC Foundation contributes to organizations that provide housing opportunities for those who have difficulty finding housing or achieving home ownership. The organizations may support construction of new housing, rehabilitation of existing housing, or financing of housing for people having unusual needs or facing extraordinary challenges. The Foundation may also offer grants to organizations supporting education for careers within the real estate industry, such as the endowment of a chair with the business department of a university.
The FDC Foundation actively seeks opportunities to leverage its efforts by combining forces with other organizations that offer matching or supplemental financial support for projects within the Foundation’s areas of interest.
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