Mission Statement

We are venture philanthropists whose overriding mission is to give a hand-up, rather than a hand-out. We support empowerment while enhancing dignity. We fund “entrepreneurial” organizations and initiatives whose actions transcend the simple solution to make a real—and sustainable—difference. We are motivated by the age-old axiom: “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime.”