We primarily serve
communities based on where our Founder lives and works.
We respect grantee leadership and staff. Our interactions honor their expertise and commitment to their work.
We support innovation and entrepreneurial ideas and solutions when possible in our grant-making.
We favor creating leverage and we support challenge and matching grant opportunities.
We focus on
grantee accountability and measurable outcomes.
We strive to be recognized for our leadership, sensitivity, and responsiveness to community needs.
We offer funding and other types of support that may help grantees achieve their goals.
We value feedback about our work from grantees and community partners. Input and assessment from stakeholders inform and improve what we do.
longer-term relationships with best-in-class partners and consider multi-year, capital investments where appropriate.
We commit to providing financial support to smaller organizations. They fill important roles in the community and can show promise for impact.
We understand the needs of not-for-profit organizations to seek general operating support and conduct capital campaigns. We consider this kind of support to organizations with whom we have a favorable funding history.