OUR VISION AND VALUES
STANDING UP AND STANDING OUT
OUR MISSION: WE’RE HERE TO
THE IMPACT OF INNOVATORS, ACTIVISTS AND PROBLEM-SOLVERS
CHANGE, TOGETHER, TO IGNITE A CHAIN REACTION OF GOODNESS TO
THE HERO IN ALL OF US
OUR theory of change:
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WE WORK FOR, VALUE AND CHAMPION
We are an intentionally inclusive community. We recognize the dignity, talent and contribution of all humans, and the transformational power of the individual. We are determined to raise the baseline of diversity through the organizations and partnerships we align with. The more diverse we are, the more effective we will be. When we all come together to do our part, there’s no challenge we can’t overcome.
We are unflinching in our pursuit of equality, equity and human decency. We believe that by supporting people and providing them with a platform, we can help to ensure the physical, mental and economic freedom and security of all people, everywhere. We’re committed to unleashing the limitless potential of humanity and awakening the hero in all of us.
Where grit, imagination and innovation meet, global problems don’t stand a chance. Solving them requires unfettered innovation, uncanny creativity and uncommon resilience. We seek to foster the brilliant ideas and remarkable work of global heroes who are as tenacious as they are visionary.
By building global alliances and collaborating with like-minded, and often surprising, organizations and individuals, we will uncover new possibilities, and moments of magic. Ideas will ignite. Connections will be forged. And global consciousness will be elevated. We can’t do it alone. Together, though… we can’t be stopped.
Making funding and program decisions with people who experience and work to solve problems in their communities everyday helps ensure innovative, appropriate approaches and more meaningful results. Bottom line: we don’t have the answers, but we will support those who do.
CHANGING THE WAY WE CHANGE THE WORLD
“First, we want to find extraordinary, purpose-driven leaders, innovators, activists and risk-takers all over the world – the best of the best – and provide them with resources and support to dramatically increase their impact. The second part is where the magic really happens. We want to share the stories of these changemakers – whether they are focused on equality, education, economic issues or are addressing other critical needs – and showcase their enormous energy, talent, and passion with the rest of the world. Ultimately, the goal is to awaken the hero in all of us, and ignite a chain reaction of giving and goodness on a global scale.
The world is looking for heroes. And I believe we need them, now, more than ever.”
JOSEPH DEITCH – FOUNDER
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