What We Do

The McGowan fund has three primary activities. We make grants in five regions across the country, as well as grants that are national in scope. We support and inspire emerging business leaders through the McGowan Fellows Program. And we advance our work and that of other organizations through expert research and analysis.

In our grant making, we focus on three areas: Education, with an emphasis on improving academic achievement, high school graduation rates, and college success; Human Services, with an emphasis on homelessness; and Healthcare & Medical Research, with an eye to prevention of cardiac disease and reversal of metabolic syndrome through intensive lifestyle management. We also support access to healthcare.