Respect and acknowledge the contributions of others
As a funder we know that we are but a small part of the changes we seek. Our role is to support and enable others to make the world a safer, fairer, more sustainable and less toxic place to live. We take pride in our partners achievements and are honoured to support their efforts.
Attack root causes, promote social justice
We are passionate in our pursuit of social justice and the protection of people and the environment. We seek partners who share this passion. To this end, we pursue rights-based approaches, gender equality and partnership with the organisations we fund. We aim to lift up the voices of the most vulnerable and support them to understand and pursue their rights. We strive to be courageous in this pursuit by tackling difficult problems and addressing the root causes of injustice.
Business-as-usual will not create change at the pace and scale needed to address the big audacious challenges we face. Changing the world just isn’t possible without taking risks and innovating. We seek out partners that deeply embrace the test-fail-succeed-scale cycles of innovation in their organizational culture. We believe that the best grant-making reflects both due diligence and the willingness to take calculated risks.
Learn from both success and failure
We seek out partners that are willing to share not only their successes, but their failures. Optimizing our scarce resources requires sharing positive and negative lessons learned to prevent other organizations from repeating mistakes. We strive to be respectful listeners and responsive to change, unexpected consequences and external developments that require shifts in strategy and expectations. We pursue honest relationships with partners in which both success and failure offer opportunities for learning.
We strive to support, learn from and value the contributions of all colleagues. We aim for a working environment where everyone feels respected and able to reach their full potential. We strive for an organisation in which innovation is rewarded, diversity is embraced and both success and failure are shared.