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Equity & Belonging

We envision a community where every resident has the opportunity to flourish.

A community flourishes when all members of it have the opportunity to live up to their full potential, unencumbered by disadvantages inherited simply by the color of their skin or the zip code in which they were born.

Our community can move forward, together, but we must earn that togetherness by addressing the systems that created our present conditions, conditions that are not equitable for everyone and that limit the ability to succeed in life, especially for our Black residents and other communities of color.

Equitable conditions for all residents are essential; however, they alone are not sufficient. A genuinely strong and healthy community requires strong social bonds, too. Those connections keep us stitched together during hard times and provide us with support and a respected place within the great community conversation; in short, they give us a sense of belonging. With our partners in community – donors, nonprofits, and residents – we strive to advance both equity and belonging through a number of ways.

INVESTING IN COMMUNITY WELL-BEING
COLLABORATING WITH OUR COMMUNITY
STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
ADVANCING INTERNAL INITIATIVES

The Foundation commits to helping create a community in which the well-being of all residents is valued and protected. By advancing equity across our region and strengthening our collective belonging, we can achieve transformative change that truly allows our full community to flourish.

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