Guiding Principles

Below are 10 principle beliefs about our role with philanthropy and the impact we envision having through our organization. While many of them are fundamental to the way we operate, we will remain open to amending them as we grow and learn more about our own work.

Our mission, vision, and goals merits your active participation as a shared community investment.

Our philanthropic and faithful hearts play an important role in who we are, what we do, and why we do it.

We are laborers of faith simply wanting to “Make a Difference” in the lives of our youth and issues that will affect their tomorrows.

The value of our efforts significantly contributes towards humanitarian changes in our society and the lives of those we touch and serve.

We will prioritize topics of interest based on needs, prevention, and emerging issues requiring our immediate attention.

We are willing to take risks, make big bets, and move with a sense of urgency as we learn more about our work. We are “out of the box thinkers” that are in it for the long haul with a calm consistency.

We advocate—vigorously, but responsibly and share that although money is important it does NOT define who we are as seed planters and educators of our causes.

We will remain humble and mindful in our actions and words. We seek to collaborate and heed the counsel of outside voices.

We treat our grantees as valued partners and beneficiaries of our work with respect and demand ethical behavior of ourselves and treat each other as valued colleagues.

We aim at delivering results with the resources that are available to us and seek to share information about those results, but leave room for growth, change, and further development of our mission for the greater good.