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

Elements of a Sustainable Environment

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

Commitment to Equity: Satterberg is committed to equitable, trust-based philanthropy for a just society and a sustainable environment. We believe that when we center and trust communities who are most impacted by environmental destruction and systems of racism, gender-based violence, occupation, and poverty; we create a sustainable environment where humanity and the natural world are in balance. In order to thrive, individuals need a safe place to sleep at night, adequate food to eat, access to health care, access to education, access to clean air and environment, and the opportunity for economic stability. We need to have all voices heard, and to have hope.

Values: In order to be transparent, trustworthy stewards of the Satterberg Foundation’s resources we state and affirm the following values:

  • 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.
  • Life Long Learning in action is  investing in one’s personal growth by choosing  to learn every day, creating opportunities of personal or professional development, and consistently renewing one’s mindset and attitude.
  • Moral Courage is the courage to take action for moral reasons despite the risk of adverse consequences. Courage is required to take action when one has doubts or fears about the consequences. Moral courage therefore involves deliberation or careful thought.