For too long, millions of Americans have been trapped in the cycle of poverty. It's time to think differently.
Stand Together Foundation offers a better way: supporting bottom-up solutions that empower those in poverty. Solutions that work.
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"The people best suited to end injustice are those closest to it."
– Believe in People, Bottom-Up Solutions for a Top-Down World
For anyone looking around the country right now and thinking “There has to be a better way,” this book is a guide for you.
We partner with the nation’s most transformative nonprofits.
Our rigorous vetting process, management training program, and unconventional partnership model produce real results in communities nationwide.
We are building a future where everyone can realize their full potential.
Our principled, bottom-up approach outperforms traditional top-down services by believing in people and investing in their success.
“As nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs, donors, and philanthropists, we get to choose the Empowerment Paradigm as the new standard of excellence and effectiveness. Together, we can demonstrate that control isn’t the only way to operate—and that it’s actually possible to transform more lives when our means match our ends.”
Transforming the way our country tackles poverty begins with Catalysts.
Since 2016, we have committed over $150 million to fuel the innovation of nonprofits around the country as they lead a movement to build stronger, safer communities where all people can learn, contribute, and realize their full potential. With solutions as unique as the communities they serve, our Catalysts are breaking the vicious cycle of poverty that traps far too many Americans.
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