Igniting the Spark: Tracy Family Foundation

The Tracy Family Foundation is located in Mt. Sterling, Illinois, with family geographically dispersed around the country.  The foundation’s mission is to provide resources to organizations that foster the values of Robert and Dorothy Tracy—a Catholic/Christian belief, honesty, integrity, fairness, and a strong work ethic. The foundation seeks to proactively strengthen Brown County in Illinois and the surrounding Region by investing in the education, youth, families, and capacity of these communities. The foundation is also a vehicle for developing a philanthropic spirit among Tracy family membersThis next gen case study describes their history of youth engagement, and the strategies they have used to engage youth connected to their foundation.