We believe there is no single barrier to equity, thus our strategy takes a holistic approach and we invest in diverse ideas that reflect a broad range of issue areas. We recognize that the broader ecosystem and its historical foundations of structural racism, power, and privilege have dramatically impeded the lives and life outcomes of young people. Rather than asking, “What does a young person need to do differently?” we seek to influence change in the ecosystem in order to help youth reach their fullest potential.
We focus on impacting systems and supporting early-stage and maturing organizations that have not gained substantial financial backing (in relation to the scope of idea) or have limited access to resources. Accordingly, we seek investments that drive change at two key levels:
Our process for investing is not about evaluating ideas or checking boxes. Instead, we seek to understand the potential of partnerships and what we can do together in service of youth knowing that we will both learn and deepen our impact from it.