The seeds of talent are distributed evenly across our community, but the soil of opportunity is not. To provide every child and family the chance to thrive, we need to empower a new generation of leaders committed to maximizing our collective potential.
Breaking the cycle of poverty is often a slow, painful, and nonlinear process.
We believe there are no shortcuts to economic independence and that resilience isn't built overnight. We believe meaningful relationships drive real, durable change. That's why we focus on grantees who make a deep investment in people over time.
Even the most talented social entrepreneurs face a formidable gap when their organizations reach the “second stage” of development.
Seed funding often dries up before a young organization can establish a track record of results. This, in turn, limits support from risk-averse traditional foundations and earned-income opportunities. As this funding gap looms, leadership teams are forced to spend an inordinate amount of time aggregating small donations, crowding out long-term investments in talent, data, and financial systems.