The Tracy Family Foundation was incorporated in December 1997, by the Robert and Dorothy Tracy Family. The second generation of the Tracy Family created the Foundation as a vehicle to share their many blessings and as tribute their parents, Robert and Dorothy Tracy. Since its inception, the Foundation has operated with a vision. Our vision is to make the world a better place through engaged, thoughtful, and strategic philanthropy.
The Tracy Family Foundation’s vision is…..
A world where communities thrive and families flourish with all generations of the Robert and Dorothy Tracy family giving and serving together.
The Tracy Family Foundation mission is to…..
Advance innovative, collaborative, and sustainable change in communities and cultivate a philanthropic spirit in all generations of the Robert and Dorothy Tracy family.
The Tracy Family Foundation values are…..
Definition: All types of families, bound legally or by blood.
Why the Value: Robert & Dorothy Tracy instilled into their 12 children their values of honesty, integrity, fairness, faith in God, respect, and a strong work ethic. The generations of family respect these values and cherish their relationships with one another. The family is firm in their belief that healthy families – with solid values – are core to healthy communities.
Definition: Strong belief in God. High priority given to Catholic/Christian faith.
Why the Value: The Catholic/Christian beliefs of RT and Dorothy Tracy inspired them to love their neighbors as themselves. Their faith continues to influence the work of the Tracy Family Foundation.
Definition: Birth through Post-Secondary education.
Why the Value: The Tracy family believes that education and opportunity go hand-in-hand.
Definition: School, civic, and youth leadership.
Why the Value: The Tracy family believes that by investing in leadership…individuals, families, organizations, and communities will prosper. Honesty, integrity, fairness, and a strong work ethic are core values in all leaders.
Definition: Tracy family member communities inside and outside of west central Illinois.
Why the Value: Home is where the heart is.