Racial, Ethnic, Tribal Philanthropy: Mission and Goals
What are we here to do?
When establishing a racial, ethnic or tribal fund, foundation or giving circle, considering this question thoroughly is an essential step. Mission and values are like a roadmap to navigate your activities and decisions. They help you to keep going in the right direction – and can guide you back if you wander. Getting your leadership to adopt a mission and values statement is hard work. Shared commitment and agreement are critical. Investing in this step makes everything else possible. It is good practice to revisit your mission and values statement from time to time and to update it if needed.