Systems Thinking We support changemakers committed to seeking lasting solutions to complex social and environmental problems by helping them arrive at a shared understanding of the system they are trying to shift and to identify strategic actions and pathways to accelerate the change they seek. Co-created Solutions We support inclusive, diverse and collaborative partnerships that co-create solutions to shift structures at the roots of troubled systems. Network Action We support collaborative actions of strategically aligned actors that catalyze broad and deep change toward a more equitable, prosperous and sustainable world.

Systems Thinking • Co-created Solutions • Network Action

With the intent to contribute to a more equitable, vibrant and sustainable world, the Garfield Foundation supports changemakers, via grants and advising, to deliver greater impact through systems understanding and networked action.

We Believe:

  • In the power of collective intelligence
  • Understanding whole systems offers greater insight for leveraged actions
  • Solutions to complex problems accelerate through thoughtful collaboration
  • Systems change is sustained only when it is inclusive
  • Experimenting, reflecting and learning informs effective strategies

Letter from Executive Director, Jennie Curtis

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