Mission and Values

 
OUR MISSION

The John R. Oishei Foundation enhances the economic vitality and quality of life for the Buffalo Niagara region through grantmaking, leadership and network building.

 
OUR VISION

The John R. Oishei Foundation envisions the Buffalo Niagara region as a safe, healthy, thriving, culturally rich and diverse community.

 
OUR CORE VALUES

Respectful to Others:
Treating all with honesty, integrity and the utmost regard.

Inquisitive and Communicative:
Recognizing that clarity and transparency foster trust, professional relationships and effectiveness.

Collaborative:
Acknowledging that partnerships along with collaborative efforts achieve broader results and greater impact.

Informed:
Recognizing that critical issues in the region are best addressed through knowledgeable, passionate leadership.

Inclusive:
Affirming that persons of disparate ethnicity, age, religion, economic status, and sexual orientation contribute meaningfully to our work.

Agile and Innovative:
Understanding that these elements are keys to progress and important in addressing the ever-changing needs of the community.