Established in 2001

For 127 years, the Florence Crittenton Home for Unwed Mothers helped teen mothers and their babies and provided teen pregnancy prevention services. In 2001, the board of directors, aware that there were duplicative providers for their services, made the difficult decision to find “adoptive parents” for their programs and to close the agency’s doors. They established the Crittenton Fund at The Community Foundation in order to make grants to programs providing services to pregnant, parenting and at-risk youth, and to ensure that the gifts given in support of the agency remained dedicated to the causes to which donors were committed.