The Laura J. Niles Foundation encourages and supports efforts that
offer learning and economic growth opportunities for the motivated poor.
Of equal importance are charitable initiatives that foster life enrichment
through canine and other types of animal companionship. The foundation
has a particular interest in education, economic self-sufficiency and
programs that alleviate unhealthy dependencies. With regard to animals,
most notably dogs, the foundation's areas of concentration center around
canine health research, animal protection & adoption, search & rescue
training, human assistance and similar fields of interest.