Mission, Vision, Values
The mission of LOCUS is simple:
LOCUS empowers place-focused foundations to invest their capital locally to build prosperous, vibrant communities.
Our vision is one where place-focused foundations:
- Are valued partners in community economic development.
- Have the financial expertise and support to move beyond traditional grantmaking to mission-aligned investing, effectively using more of their assets to build prosperous, vibrant communities.
- Are responsive to donors across the generations who are seeking greater impact through their philanthropy, both giving and investing.
These values underlie our work:
- We believe in the capacity of place-focused philanthropy to support community economic development.
- We value collaboration and partnership as a way to learn and work together.
- We are honest and transparent about the work that needs to be done and our ability to provide solutions.
- We are entrepreneurial and look for opportunities to innovate and bring more value to our partners.
- We hold ourselves and our partners to these shared values.