Our Mission

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The Hershey Foundation is dedicated to providing Northeast Ohio children from all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds with special opportunities for personal growth and development.

Support from the Foundation helps schools, museums, cultural institutions, and other non-profit organizations develop and implement innovative programs that make the future ​brighter for children by improving quality of life, building self-esteem, enhancing learning, increasing exposure to other cultures and ideas, and encouraging the development of independent thinking and problem-solving skills.