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Foundation Strategy

In the fall of 2012, Foundation Trustees approved a new strategic plan.   Of all the work that went into the plan, nothing was more important than the more than 30 focus groups that gathered feedback from community organizations, parents, and the young people that our grantmaking is really all about.  We invite you to personally review the strategic plan.
In the plan, we:

  • Adopt a series of goals for each funding category to sharpen our grantmaking focus and help assess impact over the long term;
  • Introduce a grantmaking approach that involves more activism and outreach on the part of our staff, features collaborations across agencies and communities, leverages partnerships with other funders, and values greater flexibility in response to timely need; and