Aaron and Lillie Straus' clearly focused philanthropic vision, to give children protection, education, and opportunity, continues today in a contemporary context. With the Foundation's long term support of critical policies and programs, fragile families and children are increasingly connected to the avenues of hope and advantage which can lead to better futures.

The Foundation continues to focus its work almost exclusively on the Baltimore metropolitan region where Aaron and Lillie Straus lived, worked, and invested their philanthropic time and capital.