In 2012, the Foundation embarked on a strategic planning process that solicited input and feedback from more than 30 focus groups of community organizations, parents, and young people served by our grantmaking.

Our plan was built around the Results-Based Accountability (RBA) framework, and includes:

  • Mission, Vision, and Value Statements;
  • Goals (results statements in RBA-speak) for each focus area articulating the success we want to see in our communities;
  • An approach to evaluating impact that recognizes that our grants contribute to community change, but are only part of the picture;
  • A focus on partnerships and emergent learning; and

A portfolio structure to help guide the ways we support programs and services, build organization and field capacity, and invest in efforts to create community- or system-wide change in our fields.

Strategic direction master document updated

The Board of Trustees adopted Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Goals and Objectives for the Foundation in 2022. They are now included as part of the Foundation’s Strategic Direction document. Click below to access the revised document.