Inspired by Mike Cornett's song lyric, the DanPaul Foundation was established to help children gain the tools they'll need in life, and teach them how to use them.
Libby Moore Cornett, the Foundation's founder and president, holds a Master's degree in Early Childhood Development from East Tennessee State University and is passionate about helping children. The Foundation aims to provide educational opportunities for teachers and parents on a variety of early childhood development topics, as well as support existing organizations dedicated to work related to youth welfare in order to make a collective impact.
The DanPaul Foundation will use its resources to help train teachers and parents in early childhood development, protect children from abuse and neglect, stimulate children's personal social responsibilities, and offer them opportunities for enrichment and growth.
The Foundation will also encourage children to be concerned and informed about the environment and the underprivileged, particularly with regard to clean air and water, and adequate housing and nutrition for all.
The DanPaul Foundation believes that children should have ample opportunities for enrichment in their lives, and thus strives to provide many different ways to enrich and expand children's minds through direct programs and monetary support to organizations doing similar work.
We have provided or currently provide grants related to the following program areas:
- WORKSHOPS, CONFERENCES, + SEMINARS
- STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
- SCIENTIFIC ENDEAVORS
- CLEAN AIR + WATER
- CHILD ADVOCACY
- POVERTY + NEGLECT
- REFUGEE ENRICHMENT
The DanPaul Foundation encourages and welcomes inquiries from eligible 501(c)3 non-profit organizations regarding the potential of providing monetary support in the form of foundation grants.
We are anxious to work with existing organizations already hard at work in program areas aligned with our mission, beliefs, and program areas.
For more information on how to apply for a grant, read our grant funding guidelines.