Huey and Angelina Wilson established the Foundation with a focus on enriching the lives of the people of the Baton Rouge area in the fall of 2000. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson believed that communities are strengthened when people begin to see themselves as resources and find successful ways of marshaling their talents and the talents of local people and organizations to solve problems.
The Foundation believes that for people to be self-sufficient, productive members of society, they must have their basic needs, healthcare and education met. Therefore, the Foundation invests in organizations and programs focused on four priority areas: human services, healthcare, education and prison reentry. Furthermore, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson believed that the most disadvantaged -- including the sick and disabled, the indigent, and the formerly incarcerated -- need particular resources so they are better able to be competent and productive citizens. The Foundation's staff and trustees seek to invest in organizations and programs that are best able to successfully address these needs. The Foundation prioritizes requests that address the root causes of problems, rather than treating the underlying symptoms.