Mission Statement

The Foundation’s mission is to provide support funds for such philanthropic projects, programs, and institutions in which the founders of the Foundation had a personal interest, either jointly or separately. The Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation is independent and free-standing, much like its two founders.


The Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation was established in 1994 and reflects the history and tradition of its founders. The couple’s philanthropy evolved from their love of family, their individual educational experiences, their respective business environments, and their shared interest in youth programs; arts and cultural activities; conservation, health, and wellness initiatives; communications; literacy and poetry projects. They were catalysts who believed that a family’s philanthropic gifts, strategically invested in nonprofit organizations and institutions, can have a positive impact on society.