More than simply a place, The Scott Foundation is an intentional community serving Arizona's foster youth. It awakens the best in the human spirit and cultivates the extraordinary potential that exists in us all.
The Scott Foundation has evolved, over the years to the transformative program it offers today - Empowering Arizona's Foster Youth in a way that produces remarkable outcomes to help them transition from the foster care system into the real world with more confidence, more practical skills, solid values, caring for others, and a vision for their futures.
The Scott Foundation recently updated our brand and adopted new Vision & Mission Statements to better reflect both the deep commitment toward the Foundation's legacy and the ultimate forward-reaching impact on the world that our work and ideas contribute toward making life better and richer today and relevant well into the future.
We are now at a point in our organizations growth that requires greater investment in land and in building our paid staff. As we further grow our expanded programming will require additional staff, across permaculture efforts and education services. As responsible stewards, we understand the need to also build our endowment to ensure these resources continue to be available to the public far into the future.
While we would love to stop talking about the pandemic, the reality is that it has created both blessings and challenges to our original strategic plans. We maxed out our present space and occupancy in just 2-years. Additionally, Program demand far exceeds capabilities in our present location. We've been operating with a multi-year wait list, and we are keenly aware that moving efforts will take considerable time to tear town and set back up.
Our work is carried out under board members who govern the organization, providing oversight and strategic direction. Four full-time staff members ensure the protection of this land and our mission every day.
We look forward to a new year of building a vibrant, inclusive and sustainable community.
A Commitment To Our Future is a commitment to the education, preservation and protection of Arizona's Sonoran Desert and Wildlife while supporting the needs of our local community and Arizona Foster Youth.
The Scott Foundation has begun a new era of resource protection for our community that includes a modern land trust. We are initiating a $2M Capital Campaign to expand and accelerate our efforts to place conservation easements on critical lands.
Located in one of eight Critical Water Conservation areas in the United states, our Capital Campaign builds on ecosystem restoration through permaculture. With a focus on water cycle restoration, underground aquifers are recharged while the Riparian serves 30+ Federal Threatened and Endangered Species in our area.
Permaculture integrates land, resources, people and the environment through mutually beneficial synergies. The Farm at Scott Foundation, offers participants the opportunity to heal, grow, build and contribute as good citizens and provides an immersive experience into the inner workings of an organic farm, animal welfare, wildlife conservation, environmental protection and more.
Much hard work from the board to each of our kids, volunteers and staff, has grown The Scott Foundation to this point. We are now caring for more animals and educating more kids than ever before. We're looking forward to growing our reach even further.
"Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And it’s happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos.
Scott Foundation - Empowering Foster Youth
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Further removing dependencies and barriers to better serve our collective kids, The Scott Foundation continues to make efforts towards redefining the relationship between nature, learning, time and space.
This next shift is BIG... and it starts as simple as going back to earth.