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Health, Recreation and Social Services

The Heckscher Foundation’s mission to “level the playing field” for needy youth is based on the premise that many young people lack the fundamental resources that more fortunate youth take for granted. The programs we sup- port combine an emphasis on so skills (resilience, independence, problem-solving) with hard skills acquisition. We look for our grantees to assess their outcomes in both areas, with a relentless focus on demonstrable outcomes toward a better life.