Our Vision

We envision a diverse, healthy, and thriving community where all children have access to the best education, the natural environment is protected and enjoyed, and all people have the opportunity and support to build joyful, meaningful lives. 

Our Mission

The Cook Family Foundation, a multigenerational family foundation based in Owosso, Michigan, collaborates with organizations to support education, the environment, the arts, and community stewardship. We work to be a catalyst for positive community change to promote a more equitable society. 

Our Values:

Be Inclusive: We are welcoming to all. We build relationships with people through sharing our collective and unique experiences so that we can collaborate respectfully and use our resources to address disparities across our community.

Have Integrity: We keep our promises. We value partnerships and collaboration – both require being honest, trustworthy, and reliable.  We engage in ethical and transparent business practices and expect that of others we work with. 

Make true impact: Through big and small investments of money, time, talent, and energy, we work with willing partners to improve our community and our collective future. We use our resources effectively and efficiently, measuring results and outcomes.