The Anderson-Rogers Foundation is a small family foundation created in 2001 by the descendants of John G. and Sallie Haynes Anderson and Charles H. and Bertha Harper Rogers. Initial funding was provided by Porter W. Anderson, Jr., whose co-invention of a widely administered vaccine for bacterial meningitis brought him wealth too late in life to enjoy squandering it.
The Anderson-Rogers Foundation makes grants to 501(c)(3) organizations that address a variety of social and environmental needs. The Foundation is particularly interested in funding programs in the following areas:
- Reproductive and abortion rights
- Access to contraception and sex education, particularly programs aimed at reducing teen pregnancy rates
- Environmental education and activism, including programs to preserve and restore habitat and protect endangered animals
- Promotion of environmentally sound agricultural practices and food systems
- Promotion of humanist values and separation of church and state
The Foundation gives preference to proposals for innovative projects or general operating support from small, hands-on organizations that may be lacking in financial support from other organizations.
The Foundation does not fund scholarships or make grants to individuals or religious organizations.