The James R. Thorpe Foundation makes general operating and program support grants to organizations or programs which respond to needs of youth and the elderly in the following ways:
The Thorpe Foundation seeks to create opportunities for youth ages 8-18 to achieve more productive lives. Special consideration will be given to those organizations that serve economically disadvantaged youth.
The Thorpe Foundation fosters the vital aging of seniors through support of services which help them to live independently. The Foundation will give special consideration to services which address the needs of economically disadvantaged seniors, immigrant seniors and the frail elderly.