Our strategic goals and five-year plan play a critical role in guiding our grantmaking, collaborations and leadership initiatives.
As we look forward in 2023, racial equity will be a priority in all that we do. While our region has enjoyed revitalization in the last few years, prosperity has not come to all. Using racial equity as our “North Star,” we are now engaged in strategic planning to set our direction for the next 5 years. We are committed to using our resources to address issues that have been long neglected in our community.
We will solicit feedback from key stakeholders, review the philanthropic landscape, consider existing analysis of our community’s needs, and evaluate our strengths to determine where and how we can make significant impact in the future. Our goal is to continue to build a thriving community with equitable opportunity available to all.
Working with our consultant partners, Elizabeth Myrick Consulting, we expect this process to be on-going through early 2023. In the meantime, we will continue to use the existing strategic plan as outlined below to guide our grantmaking.
Our strategic goals are specific enough to guide us in our funding, flexible enough to ensure that we can work with our grantees to respond to urgent or changing needs throughout our community, and broad enough to impact hundreds of thousands of people each year.
Because these goals are strongly interrelated (for example, education impacts health and vice versa), we can leverage our work across focus areas, and partner with our grantees to serve the community in even more impactful ways.
Our current plan (2017-2021) identifies our strategic goals, provides a clear framework for maximizing our impact, and outlines how we will continue to serve our community through:
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Each year we assess our goals, consider the current issues in the community, and develop a specific action plan to address critical needs within the framework of our five-year strategic plan. Following this process allows us to be flexible and responsive to our community and our partners, while staying on course to achieve our strategic long-term objectives.
Our thoughtful, forward-thinking, five-year plan (2017-2021) identifies our strategic goals, provides a clear framework for maximizing our impact, and outlines how we will continue to serve our community