We provide more than funding.
We choose grantee-partner organizations with demonstrated success in achieving big dreams–and in that choice we commit to providing substantial, flexible funding. Alongside our grantee-partners, we share a commitment to achieving outsized and lasting change.
Our staff bring expertise in organizational effectiveness, business acumen, as well as strategic development and analysis from a wide spectrum of co-funding models. We are actively collaborating with other funders and practitioners in relevant fields, and as a convener we are seeking to build networks of like-minded colleagues to learn from one another and amplify our shared impact.
These values drive our approach to funding and the partnerships we develop:
INNOVATIVE & ENTREPRENEURIAL
We support innovation and solution-driven experimentation. The experience and expertise of a diverse set of fields is key to finding new and better ways of understanding issues, designing and delivering service, and disrupting complex systems.
DISCIPLINED & PERSISTENT
We are in it for the long haul, but with a 10-year spend down timeline. We are steadfast in our commitment to our partners and will support them as they adapt to a changing landscape to become genuinely self sustaining and high performing leaders.
AMBITIOUS & COURAGEOUS
We want to go beyond “what is” now, and are willing to take risks to achieve big dreams. We are passionately committed to success, but expect to learn from mistakes and ultimately succeed.
ACCOUNTABLE FOR IMPACT
We believe in accountability for us, our partners, and to the people whose lives we seek to improve. Once we establish shared goals, realistic metrics and clear milestones, we will support ongoing monitoring and adaptation.
COMPASSIONATE & CURIOUS
We are respectful and empathetic to our partners and grantees. We strive to understand and provide care as a partner to other groups. We are constantly seeking out new perspectives and solutions.