Who We Are
We aim to disrupt cycles of poverty & advance climate change solutions by uplifting, amplifying, and scaling.
We uplift individuals and communities by trusting, listening, and acting accordingly. We co-create inclusive solutions that approach problems in a simple way, transferring decision-making power to those who have been marginalized, excluded, or forced to be voiceless. We welcome tough conversations and different perspectives.
We amplify the voices of others - of individuals who have been forced to be voiceless, of those working on the ground for and with the communities they serve, of solutions, tools, and models proved to maximize impact, and of the next generation of changemakers and thought-partners.
We scale solutions that work, aiming high and thinking without bounds. We set the groundwork for others to join us on our journey.
How We Show Up
What we look for
We want to support changemakers closest to the issues.
In service of collaborating with and trusting others, we strive to uplift the voices, opinions, and solutions of others, knowing they will always understand their own situations better than we ever can. Working alongside us means working with us, as equal partners.
We believe deeply in preventing versus undoing.
We believe the best solutions are ones that aim to address the issue and injustice at its root. Rather than placing band-aids on cuts, we want to make sure they never happen in the first place. We focus on upstream solutions that have both lasting and far-reaching positive impacts.
Potential for Scale
With a lot of our society's problems, we are working against a clock and small solutions, although impactful at times, just won't do.
We aim to always translate theory and evidence into action, test and learn through doing, and repeat. We strongly believe that in order to be successful, solutions need to be able to scale up and out.
High Impact, High Reward
We want each of our dollars to have the highest possible return in the form of impact.
We dedicate our resources to programs, organizations, projects, and partnerships that are able to have an outsized impact with each additional dollar of funding. We are willing to undertake early risk for opportunities that have the potential for high impact.
We strongly believe that sometimes the simplest solution can be the most effective.
Our goal is to make solutions more accessible, easier to implement, and easier to comprehend. Although effectiveness trumps simplicity, we invest in removing the spans and layers that currently exist in our social structures and in philanthropy at large.