Our principles

  • Serve People. Improve the health of people living in high-need areas by strengthening fragile health systems and increasing access to quality health care.

  • Lift from the Bottom, Pull from the Top. Focus on serving the most medically under served communities, working with local businesses, greatest thinkers, and best institutions.

  • Build Upon What Exists. Identify, qualify, and support existing residents over the long term and serve as a catalyst for other resources.

  • Remove Barriers. Create transparent, reliable, and cost-effective channels to enable under served communities access to essential resources (particularly medicines, supplies, and equipment).

  • Play to Strengths. Partner for Other Needs. Engage in activities that address a compelling need and align with our core competencies and areas of excellence. Ally with an expanded network of strategic partners who are working on related causes and complementary interventions in order to leverage resources.

  • Ensure Value for Money. Generate efficiency, leverage resources, and maximize improvement for people with every dollar spent. Maintain modest fundraising expenses.

  • Be a Good Partner and Advocate. Give credit where due, listen carefully, and respect those served and those contributing resources.

  • Respond Fast While Looking Ahead. In emergencies, support the immediate needs of survivors by working with local partners best situated to assess, respond, and prepare for the recovery.

  • Aim high. Combine the best of business, technology, and public policy approaches for the benefit of people in need.