Unique Strategy

The following founding principles have guided Havens' work since its inception in 1871.

Havens grants are:

  • given by one individual to another, rather than through institutions or agencies;
  • conferred directly and quickly to an individual in need with a minimum of administrative overhead;
  • used to address problems that can be solved with a one-time grant; and
  • granted confidentially and anonymously.

Please note, Havens does not consider unsolicited requests for grants. All grants must be made through an Almoner.