We are a third-generation family foundation created and endowed by Werner E. Neuman. Each trustee chooses how to distribute an equal portion of each year's giving to organizations we find meaningful and effective in four focus areas that match our family's shared values.

Nature

Nature is one of life's great joys, and it must be protected for the health and saftey of all beings.

Humanity

External factors like race, gender, and religion do not alter a person's essential humanity. 

Education

Education empowers us to live with purpose and meaning and must be accessible to everyone.

Creativity

Art stimulates the mind and nurtures the spirit. Creativity sparks innovation and progress.