Our Strategic Plan

Three Ideals. Three Commitments.

Our region is home to people passionate about their neighborhoods. People committed to making a difference. People divided by a legacy of segregation, separated by lines of class and race and opportunity—but there is much more that unites us than divides us.

As the Trust begins our next century of service, we pledge to bridge these divisions and to champion the common good. We aim to be the most philanthropic region in the nation. By inviting everyone to join in conversation, and inspiring everyone to collective action, together we can create a place where no one is left behind.


Our commitment is defined by these three ideals:

Inspiring Philanthropy

Celebrating the spirit of giving by joining together to create the country’s most philanthropic region.

Engaging Residents

Generating new models of collaboration with one another for the common good.

Leading Change

Solving the most pressing issues and responding to the big opportunities within our communities.

  • Frequently asked questions & more

    If you want more information about the strategic plan and its implications, please check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions from the information sessions hosted throughout the fall of 2015. Or view the archived information session webinar for the complete presentation:

    Our Grant Overview page provides the most up-to-date information about current grant opportunities.

    Nonprofit organzations who are interested in staying up-to-date with future news should create an account in GrantCentral, the online system we use to communicate about upcoming grant opportunities and events.

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