Case Foundation

Date: 04 Jan 2008


Jean and Steve Case established the Case Foundation in 1997, the foundation has worked to address complex social problems by partnering with a number of local, national, and international organizations.

In addition to building and supporting collaborations like PowerUP, the foundation has partnered with groups that maximize their impact through outstanding leadership, like Habitat for Humanity and Special Olympics. The foundation’s relationship with Habitat for Humanity began in 1999 in response to the tornadoes that struck Oklahoma City, devastating hundreds of families and their homes. The Cases later expanded their support for the organization in their home states of Hawaii and Florida. The foundation’s support for Special Olympics helped expand programs around the world and contributed to an increase of more than 250,000 athletes and volunteers.In addition to its domestic efforts, the Case Foundation has a history of working with international nonprofit organizations to address global challenges. After creating successful public-private partnerships in several countries, the foundation determined that its approach provided great leverage for future international investments on a larger scale.In Jordan, for example, the Cases were inspired by the bold vision of His Majesty King Abdullah II and his efforts to create universal access to information and communications technology for all Jordanians. The foundation partnered with the King Abdullah II Fund for Development and USAID’s AMIR Program to support a network of 100 community technology centers known as Knowledge Stations. In addition to basic computer literacy, the Knowledge Stations teach community members how to utilize technology to improve their businesses, attain health care information, participate in e-government, and raise awareness on social issues.Many of the foundation’s early investments represent continuing partnerships, including Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2), City Year, and America’s Promise.

back to news