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International Action


Our Story

Our Mission

The Palmer Foundation empowers people to reach their highest potential. We strive to be a catalyst for change by funding water access, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) initiatives and preparing youth and adults for quality careers. Our grants are focused on projects that are realistic, impactful, and measurable.


Our History

The Palmer Foundation was founded by Rogers Palmer and his wife, Mary, in 1990. Once fully vested, in 1995, the Board of Directors decided to support competitive domestic and international grant proposals in the area of the arts, education and health services. The Palmer Foundation now funds programs focusing on water access, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) initiatives and preparing youth and adults for quality careers.


Our Values

The trustees believe in honest, open communication, creativity, education and individual empowerment.


Officers and Board of Directors

Mary P. Enroth, Chairman
Karen E. Lischick, President
Susan Le Mieux Enroth, Vice President
Jay L. Owen, Secretary
Peter Lischick, Treasurer
Lisa Enroth, Director
Grant Lischick, Director

Megan Enroth, Director