Text reads Supporting Sustainable and Compassionate Solutions Field Workers at Njoro, Kenya - Photo Credit: Petr Kosina/CIMMYT

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Mission Statement

The Foundation supports programs that address underserved populations, and programs that advance social justice, human health and consciousness, the welfare of animals and the environment.

About our Foundation

William and Nancy Brach founded the Brach Family Charitable Foundation in 1999 to further the philanthropic objectives expressed in our mission statement. They believed strongly in applying well-planned systemic approaches toward improving world conditions. These values are well-integrated in our commitment toward supporting compassionate, sustainable and intelligent philanthropic solutions.

Our Programs

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Bringing Mindfulness into Philanthropy

Mindfulness practices increase awareness, sharpen critical thinking abilities, improve moral integrity and deepen capacities for empathy and compassion. Far greater emphasis upon teaching these practices is needed.

Photo: Never too young, a boy learns about refugia crops in Kenya; Photo Credit: CIMMYT

Agricultural Training For Africa’s Youth

Africa’s economy is driven heavily by agriculture. What we do to prepare young Africans today will improve their economic future tomorrow. Therefore, we must invest heavily in training the upcoming generation with the most effective and sustainable agricultural practices available.

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Sidestepping the Healthcare Needs of Marginalized Americans

Sidestepping the health care needs of marginalized Americans is both poor economics and inhumane. The costs of emergency visits are often sited as a case for support. However, other stressors are often not sited.

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Caring for our environment, wildlife and domesticated animals

We support efforts to address the needs of humanity in ways that minimize adverse impacts on the environment and animals, both wild and domestic. Learn more »

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