Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission: The Satterberg Foundation strengthens our communities by promoting a just society and a sustainable environment. Doing this work deepens the interconnection of our family.

Vision: The Satterberg Foundation envisions a world in balance with vibrant communities in which all people enjoy the opportunity to grow and thrive.

Elements of a Just Society

  • Access to housing, food, health care, education, and employment
  • Empowerment to have one's voice heard
  • Advocacy and policy/systems change

In order to thrive, individuals need a safe place to sleep at night, adequate food to eat, access to health care, access to education, and the opportunity for economic stability. We need to have our voices heard, and to have hope. A just society aims to ensure, through programs, or through advocacy and policy change, that all individuals have these elements in their lives.

Elements of a Sustainable Environment

  • Environmental resilience, conservation, preservation, and protection
  • Pollution reduction and avoidance
  • Education and stewardship
  • Advocacy and policy/systems change

The Satterberg Foundation envisions a sustainable environment where humanity and the natural world are in balance, with each supporting the other. We express this balance by conserving and protecting natural resources, by avoiding practices and activities which pollute, and by educating and advocating for environmental stewardship.

Values: In order to be transparent, trustworthy stewards of the Satterberg Foundation's resources we state and affirm the following values: Integrity, Community, Joy, Compassion, Respect and Responsibility.

  • Integrity in action is alignment of principles and deeds.
  • Community in action is collaboration and mutual support.
  • Joy in action is including humor and a light hearted spirit in one's work.
  • Compassion in action is treating oneself and others with caring, acceptance, and fairness.
  • Respect in action is trusting each person and community to discover and use their own tools and inner wisdom.
  • Responsibility in action is doing one's best at all times, thereby supporting the common good.