To advance our mission, we focus our efforts in three interconnected, mutually reinforcing areas:
- Bonding: Developing our capacity to form and maintain healthy relationships with a focus on programs designed to establish positive, resilient bonds and emotional connection between babies and parents from birth.
- Bridging: Reinforcing our ability to understand ourselves and each other, and positively relate across difference, with a focus on providing adolescents with experiences that enable them to develop lifelong skills of perspective-taking and bridge-building.
- Building: Elevating our collective story by helping Americans build a culture of connection and belonging, find common ground, and take action together with practical tools that lift up our common humanity.
Check out The Work page to learn more about what we’re working on with partners and peers to fuel a culture of connection and help Americans see our humanity in a new light.
To advance our mission, we invest in organizations that are already doing the work of Bonding, Bridging, and Building in America. Therefore, we do not invest in individuals, international organizations, startup organizations, capital projects, humanitarian relief efforts, or organizations that are primarily local in nature. We also do not invest in organizations devoted to political advocacy or partisan politics.
Thank you for your generosity! Please reach out to us so we can discuss the best way for you to support the work of our partners.
We see collaboration as a way to harness collective wisdom and pursue common actions to generate better ideas and achieve more lasting outcomes together. We seek to enable collaboration by recognizing the importance of relationship-based philanthropy in all of our actions coupled with a deep commitment to learning and improvement. Our aspirations for collaboration are based on the approaches and lessons of Collective Impact, a framework of conditions that produce mutually beneficial results for collaborators, from agenda setting to backbone support to shared measurement in service of improvement.