In developing our grantmaking approach and strategies, we are called to the advice shared in the Jewish text Pirkei Avot or Ethics of the Fathers:
If I am not for myself, who will be for me?
Our first stage efforts focus primarily on San Diego’s North County and Jerusalem.
But if I am only for myself, what am I?
While the Foundation may use specific regions where we have already made investments to incubate and test ideas and strategies, we are always on the lookout for ways to leverage opportunities, share knowledge and best practices, and expand successful programs beyond our community.
And if not now, when?
As a foundation that will be spending the majority of our assets over a limited period of time, a constant sense of urgency is imperative. We must remain focused but flexible.
Who is wise? He who learns from every person, as it is said: “From all my teachers, I grew wise.”
We will deepen our understanding with each of our grantee partners and learn as much as we can from the community and the consumers of the programs we support.
A community is too heavy to carry alone.
We will help make connections and support networks in each of our areas.
Keter Shem Tov—the crown of a good name is superior to all.
We will honor the legacy of Lee, Toni and Joli Ann Leichtag in all of our work.
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