We want to make a difference today and ensure that these changes last into the future.
Throughout 2019 we will launch our initial grantmaking strategies. As we try new approaches, refine them and determine what works, we will share lessons with our partners to ensure that we provide the best support we can to our communities.
We support leaders who bring an entrepreneurial spirit to transforming large institutions that provide critical services to members of our communities. To make the most impactful investments, we listen closely to our partners. When they share insights, they make our work stronger and feel ownership of efforts that will continue beyond our investment. This approach is vital to both our Bay Area work and our efforts in Hawaiʻi, where we partner with the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation to understand and address what is happening at the community level. To foster collaboration, we bring together issue-area leaders to learn from each other and develop coordinated solutions to revolutionize how institutions serve communities.
We invest in scaleable and sustainable interventions with evidence based ideas in achieving big dreams–and in that choice we commit to providing substantial, flexible, long-term funding. We intend to work in close collaboration with a defined cohort of partner-grantees that are primarily serving our communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and Hawaiʻi. In addition to providing catalytic and transformative funding resources, our staff will serve as partners on business model development, negotiations, financial matters, and other capacity building issues as they emerge. As a result of this partnership, our grantees will be empowered to carry forward solutions to the issues we seek to address long after we close our doors.
We recognize that there are many excellent organizations. We do not accept unsolicited proposals or requests for funding. Foundation staff and directors will contact those organizations whose work they seek to support.