We engage in activities and apply our resources guided by Mr. Kiewit’s ideals and the following principles:
We are driven to deliver community-wide benefit, significantly improve people’s lives, and reduce disparities.
We invest in the efforts of individuals, organizations and communities dedicated to improving their circumstances through hard work and the application of local resources.
We support collective approaches and partner broadly to address complex issues. We respect the expertise and viewpoints of our partners and work with them to achieve shared goals.
We make challenge grants to fund capital projects, support promising and proven programs, and improve nonprofit performance. We convene and build capacity within the fields we support. We launch initiatives. We use research, communications and advocacy to advance practice and improve policy.
We believe in setting bold goals and recognize that we may need to take risks and commit to longer-term solutions to make significant progress.
We use data and evaluation to learn, hold ourselves accountable for achieving goals, improve our performance, and share what we learn with our partners.