The Bales Family Foundation is committed to scholarship, programs and activities that improve the environments and experiences that shape human development. Recognizing that access to quality environments and experiences is not equally distributed, the Foundation is especially interested in supporting projects that advance more equitable access. The Foundation also invests in projects that provide a safe space for nonprofit innovation, including the application of new technologies and strategies for social change. The Foundation does not accept unsolicited applications. Given its relatively small size and large mission, it seeks to partner with other Foundations to maximize impact.