Within our domains, our program strategies are anchored in compelling issues where we partner to make a meaningful, measurable, and sustainable difference in a defined period of time.
We limit the number of issues we choose to address, set goals for the difference we wish to make on each one, and allocate resources accordingly. We pay special attention to underserved or low-attention areas and causes, and we favor community-based, on-the-ground programs rather than policy initiatives or endowments.
We continually hone strategies within our domains, investing in evaluation efforts, and making substantial learning grants to inform decision-making and program development.
Core to our approach is strengthening the effectiveness and capacity of our key grantee partners by investing in their leadership, management, and operational capabilities.
We believe the best way to make a lasting difference on issues we care about is by investing in long-term relationships with key grantees, strengthening our combined abilities to make a meaningful difference in the world. Because of this, we look to our key grantees as partners, and they help us shape what we do. We work with these partners to find solutions that are consistent with the objectives and values of both our organization and theirs.