From its website: "The Community Foundation’s Children and Youth Field of Interest Fund was created to promote the healthy development of children and youth in ways that complement existing services. The Fund recognizes that the lives of our children and youth can be affected by many factors, i.e. family dynamics, poverty, health issues, etc. As such the Fund takes a holistic approach in its efforts to support programs that help children and youth. The Fund will actively seek out input from the broad community and professionals working with children and youth to ensure that the Fund’s efforts are targeted to actual needs. The Children and Youth Field of Interest Fund understands the need to collaborate and coordinate with other organizations in the community in order to leverage resources and have the greatest impact."