Our Mission and Guiding Philosophy
Family Foundation Mission
The Family Foundation is family-managed and believes strongly in the importance of supporting families. The mission of the Foundation is to financially support organizations that help children and/or adults in need obtain food, shelter, clothing, and education. We are especially committed to helping individuals and families in Minnesota and Wisconsin who struggle daily with the effect of poverty.
The guiding philosophy of the Foundation is to support the efforts of those who are successfully making a difference in people’s lives and to help build the communities in which we live. The Foundation believes in sharing the blessings which have been bestowed on its contributors and working collaboratively to make the world a better place.
Major Areas of Support
Food and Shelter
Programs and initiatives providing food, shelter, clothing, healthcare, and transportation to those in need.
Scholarship programs for talented individuals leading to personal growth, societal impact, and a deeper understanding of the world and its diverse cultures.
Programs focused on human development, leadership, and mentoring for youth.
Programs focused on human development, leadership, and mentoring within communities.
Community-wide Disaster Relief
Programs that provide funds to assist individuals who suffer as a result of natural disasters, such as hurricanes, earthquakes or floods, and civil disasters.
A Message from Our Founders
As the founders of our Foundation, the Doherty family’s humble goal is to support the efforts of local non-profit organizations and help positively impact the lives of those most in need. We strongly feel that uplifting and empowering the people we encounter each day creates a lasting change within our communities that can be felt for generations. We believe that every person deserves a chance to thrive, regardless of their circumstances. It is this belief that drives us to go the extra mile and to stand alongside those who need us most.
Our Foundation has made a profound difference in the lives of vulnerable children, families, and individuals, opening doors to brighter futures. We have helped create safe havens and fostered a sense of belonging for those without shelter and basic daily necessities. Together with our companies and employees, the positive impacts we have made, and continue to make, are a testament to the collective power of compassion and action.
As we embark on our next philanthropic chapter, we intend to create ripples of positive change that will reach far beyond our immediate communities and current generation. Whether through volunteering, spreading awareness, or making financial contributions, our Foundation’s mission drives our passion to give back. Each act of kindness and support brings us one step closer to achieving our shared vision of a more equitable and compassionate world.
In closing, let us remember that the true power of humanity lies in our ability to uplift and inspire one another. Together, we can create a future where hope is abundant, where dreams are nurtured, and where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.
~The Doherty Family
Corporate Charitable Giving Program
The purpose of our Charitable Giving Program is to recognize our responsibility as good corporate citizens and contribute some of our resources back to our communities. Our Charitable Giving Program supports employee involvement and is directed toward local agencies and non-profit organizations that provide services to the communities where we live and serve.
Our organization cares about making an impact, which is why we encourage employees to volunteer each year in several ways. First, we offer each employee up to eight hours of paid volunteer time annually to encourage our team members to get involved and give back to non-profit organizations within their communities. Second, our company organizes volunteer events that are eligible for matching monetary donations to designated charities several times each year to bring our employees opportunities to volunteer with co-workers and make an even bigger impact on an organization. Lastly, our Corporate Charitable Giving Program offers generous donations to non-profit organizations in which our employees complete 20+ hours of their own personal time to volunteer on a board of directors or extend their talents to other strategic philanthropic initiatives for eligible entities.