Our Approach


How We Can Help

  • Lend expertise (informally and formally)
  • Convene, connect, and facilitate
  • Support efforts that help us better understand community issues and opportunities
  • Share data and lessons learned
  • Make monetary grants

Our Operating Principles

  • We seek to identify solutions and make a measurable impact.
  • We invest in evidence-informed strategies.
  • We believe the most effective organizations and initiatives engage and listen to those most affected.
  • We value fairness, trustworthiness, and inclusion – in dealing with constituents, partners, others working to serve the community.
  • We commit to learning from our work and to sharing knowledge with others whenever possible.
  • We will collaborate with others when possible – and encourage collaboration among partners when it would benefit the community.
  • We prefer to take a long-term and big-picture focus, and will consider the positive and negative impacts of our work.
  • We value innovation and will not shy away from supporting strategic and appropriate risk-taking.
  • We look for opportunities to replicate and scale the most effective organizations and programs.
  • We pledge to be candid and transparent with our partners, and we seek the same in return.
  • We honor our fiduciary responsibility.

Our funding priorities

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531 S. Main St., Suite ML-7, Greenville, SC 29601  ◊   864-233-3688