OUR APPROACH

OUR APPROACH

WE BELIEVE IN COLLABORATION

Working with our grantees and peer foundations we seek unique solutions to chronic problems. We create a collaborative, entrepreneurial environment that focuses on eliminating redundancy, maximizing resources, and scalable long-term solutions. 

WE BELIEVE IN CARING

Caring for each other, our community, our country, and especially those that have not had opportunities to advance.

WE BELIEVE IN SUPPORTING ENLIGHTENED LEADERS

Enlighted leaders define success within a healthy, inclusive atmosphere that encourages feedback, diverse opinions, and the guts to admit that there might be a better way. They know that long-term success has value over short-term gains, and they are open to partnering with other organizations for the sake of a more impactful outcome.

Our Goal

We work to create permanent solutions to long-standing problems that may eliminate the need for social assistance. We do this by facilitating collaboration amongst the brightest minds working together at all levels of the serving chain. 

Our Grantees

We believe that organizations driven by strong innovative leaders who recognize the value of collaboration can solve vexing, long-term problems. We identify such leaders and look for ways to provide resources to assist them in their mission.

CONVENE - COLLABORATE - CREATE

CONVENE - COLLABORATE - CREATE

In 2019 we engaged our grantees in collaborative projects as part of our Convene, Collaborate and Create campaign to find bold solutions to chronic problems. This campaign continues tapping the energy and creativity of enlightened leaders, encouraging them to minimize their organization's silos and recognize the potential of working together with other like-minded nonprofits.

As a result of this approach, we have created over 25 initiatives. We continue to challenge our partners to look at their programs, recognizing that their strengths should be shared and weaknesses shored up through working together. The collaborative process requires that egos be checked, teamwork encouraged, redundancies eliminated, and creativity rewarded. Entrepreneurial approaches require that we not fear failure; we learn from it, applying those lessons to future initiatives.