The primary purpose of the Canaday Family Charitable Trust is to encourage and support not-for-profit organizations that work in Vermont to improve the lives of children and families, promote environmental conservation and education, and reduce economic inequality.
The foundation seeks to fund innovative programs with clear, measurable goals for creating unique and significant improvements in the lives of children and in the environment.
The trustees favor programs that advance the following Canaday family values:
- Making a difference
- Having a measurable impact
- Building knowledge, skills, & values
- Promoting self-sufficiency
In response to calls from Israeli and Palestinian peace organizations, the Canaday Family Charitable Trust has divested whenever possible from companies that are engaged in the production of weapons.