As of 2018, EGCF solely focuses partnerships and grant-making support within the area of Education and Literacy projects... In prior years, EGCF also supported three additional areas: Microfinance and Microenterprise, Early Childhood Empowerment, and Sustainable Environmental Health.

EGCF believes that supporting Education and Literacy projects has the highest potential for achieving the foundation's mission. In attempting to guide a portion of our funding priorities, EGCF historically placed focus on the 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDG) adopted during the 2000 UN Millennium Summit. The new 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) replace and seek to build on the successes of the MDGs.

EGCF looks to engage and support projects that bring educational infrastructure to those communities and students most in need. It looks to support projects with time-tested results and measurable accountability. EGCF prioritizes innovative US based projects, guided by talented and dedicated leaders in the field, that advance access to underserved students, increase literacy rates, and stem dropout rates domestically. We remain committed to both learning about and inviting impactful projects for support.

EGCF only supports Education and Literacy programs of U.S. based 501(c)(3) organizations.

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