Role We Play: Innovator
Through collaboration with nonprofit partners, businesses and donors, we create new solutions that drive positive, lasting change.
Big Challenges Require Big Ideas
Through intentional ongoing collaboration, we deliver innovative ways to solve community challenges, informed answers through data and technology, and scalable solutions built upon proven initiatives.
We listen as experts in convening community and believe deliberate conversations with our nonprofit partners, the community and donors lead to innovation.
We co-create and test emerging ideas and strategies with our nonprofit partners.
We amplify and scale promising strategies that drive results, impact change and significantly disrupt inequities by income, race or place.
“We have to push beyond the status quo, listen to those most impacted by inequities and invest in truly transformative answers to the question: How do we create a community where all thrive?”
– Stephannie L. Lewis, Associate Vice President, Community Impact
How We Show Up as Innovators
80×3 supports early childhood caregivers and families to ensure that all children have quality care in their first three years.
Full Lives takes a community-driven, place-based approach to improving local food systems.
Career Academies prepares high school students for in-demand, high-wage careers through real-world experiences and training.
Past Innovation Initiatives
Over the years we’ve piloted and led a range of innovative programs that have shaped the way nonprofit organizations and public systems serve the community. These programs have included Propel SEL, Healthy Communities, Fun, Fly & Fit, and Screen @ 3.
Fuel Innovation that Drives Lasting Change
We can’t do this work without the support of changemakers like you. Donate to help us fund innovative solutions or share your ideas for how we can fuel lasting change that impacts our community for generations.