We play a trusted role in identifying and responding to the challenges and opportunities facing the Valley. Our donors, partners, grantees, and the general public expect the highest level of professionalism, stewardship, and integrity from our staff and board. We will take all necessary steps to deliver on those expectations, ensuring we remain a trusted and valuable voice for the community, on sound financial footing long into the future.
We believe by focusing our resources in specific areas of interest we will be more effective. We and our donors have a strong commitment to advance access to quality education and increase attainment, which we view as an important measure of thriving communities. Dramatic changes in the state's health care system create important new opportunities for us to continue our legacy in health and wellness. Community and civic engagement is the “glue” that sustains the effectiveness of our strategic investments.
We are committed to inspiring and attracting financial resources, intellectual expertise, and citizen engagement to deal with the most pressing issues in the Valley. We want to continue building on that core competency and to reach new donors, as well as new philanthropic and public partners.
We strive to break down barriers and bring nonprofit organizations, community members, and other stakeholders together to address critical issues in the Valley. We want to increase civic engagement and collaboration because we believe it will improve the likelihood of developing enduring solutions for issues facing the Valley. We play a unique role because we can listen to all parts of the community, collect data, share information broadly and engage thought partners.