The Philosophy

In keeping with our founders’ philosophy, the Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation operates with the values of humility, service, and respect at the forefront.  We are partners with the nonprofit organizations and fellow funders with whom we work.  In partnership, we leverage our dollars, our expertise, our knowledge, our networks, and the vast palette of opportunity that lie before us. We therefore are not only vigilant stewards of the dollars entrusted us, but also of human capital ~ of people and their talents.

While we employ traditional grantmaking tools, we understand that the philanthropic sector allows for a flexible, agile, and dynamic environment that is apt for the production of creative capital. As such, we also proactively identify, cultivate and support innovation and strategic endeavors.