Foundation Research

The thorough study of a topic so as to understand it in a detailed and accurate manner is a cornerstone of the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation. Since 1998 we have developed an approach to grant making that includes both the intellect and the heart. Each charitable area specified by the Kronkoskys has been researched thoroughly using a variety of methods.

All the information available here is shared with you in hope that you will find it useful. However, if either incorrect information is given or if important information is absent we hope that you will let us know as soon as possible. We are open to and welcome any correction you may suggest. We are sharing with you our understanding of a topic. We encourage your comments and suggestions via email.

Types of Information Available

Research Briefs

Each grant application pertains to at least one of our charitable areas. Based upon our Roundtable Discussions we know that each area, whether social services, the arts, or the environment, is complex. In order to understand and appreciate the significance of the request, we prepare a Research Brief on the area addressed by the proposal. The Research Brief allows staff and Distribution Committee members to understand the grant request within a context that focuses on local statistics and information as well as national trends.

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On occasion we collect primary data and compile it. The results of these efforts are available as PowerPoint presentations.

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