Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MAC) is an umbrella group covering three grant-making organizations that were founded by Margaret A. Cargill: Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, Anne Ray Charitable Trust and Akaloa Resource Foundation. Each has the same mission: To provide meaningful assistance and support to society, the arts and the environment. MAC develops programs to provide assistance and support to enhance the quality of life for children, families and older people, prevent and relieve suffering, and preserve and promote the sustainable use of the environment.