Mission, Vision & Values


We work together with people and organizations to improve the health and well-being of residents in our community, especially those that have historically been under-resourced. 


All aspects of our community support the conditions required for health, well-being, and equity.


We commit to…

Collaboration with our community partners. Collaboration comes from trust, authentic relationships, transparency, responsiveness, professionalism, and two-way engagement. We strive to do “with” and “as” not “to”. 

Accountability to the people we work with and serve. We listen and learn. We understand local needs by asking people about their experiences and perspectives. We recognize that we’re stewards of the foundation’s resources and commit to being transparent in how we use them. 

Rigor in our approach to philanthropy. Rigor comes from analysis and learning, iteration and discovery, embracing ambiguity, sustaining humility, seeking truth and questioning assumptions. We seek continuous improvement and uphold high standards of professionalism in all that we do. 

Equity in our work. We understand and address disparities in health and health access in terms of race, geography, and socioeconomic status. We account for barriers to equity and use an asset-building approach to address them. We focus our resources on those who need them most.