As a family and Foundation we share a desire to foster a more equitable and sustainable world. Above all else, we aim to champion the innate dignity in every person. We see our work as a way to unify the family across geographies and generations. We approach our work with humility and gratitude. Finally, we seek to learn from partners and each other, knowing the most effective solutions require authentic relationships and collaborative action.
WE ARE SOCIAL JUSTICE GRANTMAKERS WITH COURAGEOUS IMAGINATION
We view our philanthropic investments through multiple lenses: human rights, civil rights, economic and environmental justice, gender and racial equity. Our actions are guided by a deep respect for every person’s sense of dignity and self-defined identity. We aim to disrupt the status quo, act as a validator of new and compelling ideas, and serve as advocates for, and leaders within our priority areas.
We build healthy, long-lasting relationships with grantees, philanthropic partners, and the community. We build relationships through empathy, open and transparent communication, and collaboration. As a high-touch foundation, we seek to deepen our understanding of the inequalities affecting our communities, while acting as thought-partners when needed.
We optimize opportunities to activate our mission through a combination of external grantmaking, internal investment tools, leadership development, and vendor contracting.
LEVERAGING OUR RESOURCES AND PLACING COMMUNITIES FIRST
We believe leveraging our resources to amplify community voices is essential to achieving our mission. Our systems change approach is grounded by a hyper awareness of how people are affected by historic and present day inequalities.