The Charles Hayden Foundation seeks to promote the mental, moral and physical development of children and youth ages five to eighteen in the metropolitan area of New York and the City of Boston. Our focus is on those institutions and programs serving youth most at risk of not reaching their full potential, especially youth in low-income communities.
Founded in 1991, the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts administers a charitable endowment consisting of nearly 600 separately identified funds benefiting Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin Counties. Each fund was contributed by one or more generous donors who wished to make a difference, on a local scale, in those communities.
Ryan Williams, BFA, is the maestro of Four Wings Photography. Having been steeped in the arts for the duration of his academic and professional career, his work is stand-alone in its authenticity, innovative structure, and responsive style. Ryan is pleased to contribute his time photographing the Institute in exchange for supporting a young writer's tuition, and is grateful for the opportunity to support our creative community.