The foundation works in three program areas, each led by a vice president. Together, these programs build on the foundation's mission and values and respond to a new generation of challenges in a changing world. They encompass our eight issue areas and the corresponding initiatives through which we make our grants.
Economic Opportunity and AssetsReducing poverty and establishing economic security. We focus on helping people build individual and shared assets, including natural resources that sustain livelihoods in rural communities, marketable skills that enable people to improve their earning power, and pioneering programs that make it possible for low-income families to save and to access opportunities in broader metropolitan economies.
Democracy, Rights and JusticeStrengthening democracy and advancing human rights for all. We support efforts to build more democratic and accountable governments by strengthening the rule of law, giving people a voice in the institutions that affect their lives, and promoting human rights. All of this work is guided by a commitment to human dignity.
|Democratic and Accountable Government|
|Gender, Sexuality and Reproductive Justice|
Education, Creativity and Free ExpressionPromoting more equitable education and greater voice and expression. We support transformative education and scholarship programs, public interest media, religious expression, arts spaces and reproductive health and rights. Central to our work is the belief that knowledge, creativity and understanding enrich people's lives and advance societies.
|Educational Opportunity and Scholarship|
|Freedom of Expression|