FFI is in the business of real, lasting change that comes when people fundamentally reconsider how they think about their work and the world around them—as opposed to just tinkering with what they do. We’re changing how systems and communities understand and address some of our nation’s toughest challenges and seeing results across issues as diverse as poverty, housing, juvenile justice, domestic violence and child welfare.
Since 2009, FFI and a pioneering group of change leaders, systems, and community programs across the country have been demonstrating the promise of shifting attention from short‐term fixes that leave new challenges in their wake, to fostering wellbeing—the needs and experiences necessary for health and hope. We’re showing it’s not about new programs—it’s about reallocating existing resources and unleashing the potential that exists in families and communities.
We’ve seen the transformational power of this work for the last ten years, yet we know that we’ve just scratched the surface of what’s possible.
As we enter our second decade, demand, opportunity and need are increasing, and we have ambitious plans to grow our reach and impact. Over the next five years, FFI will:
- Triple our demonstration partnerships, moving into new geographies and fields including healthcare;
- Launch partnerships with extraordinary community change agents to bring this shift to over 50,000 people a year in neighborhoods across the country;
- Increase our evaluation, communications and storytelling capabilities to bring attention to what’s possible when we foster wellbeing;
- Build out tools and offerings so that far more people and communities can take first steps to shift from short-term fixes to fostering long-term wellbeing.
Investment from visionary philanthropists such as the Gunds is what we need to fulfill this vision. We’re deeply grateful for their support and excited for what lies ahead. Their game-changing challenge is an opportunity none of us can afford to let FFI miss.
To learn more about our plans for growth, and how to help us meet this $2 million challenge, please contact Meghan DuBois, Manager of Donor Relations (meghan@fullframeinitiative.