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 Plan REFRESH

In March 2019, we refreshed our strategic plan, incorporating an enhanced understanding of capacity building and new (to us) forms that this can take. Among these new forms are stakeholder convenings, cohort-based opportunities for learning and problem-solving, and support for issue-specific research and advocacy. Click below to see the revised plan.