In late 2010, when we were in the beginning stages of developing what would become GPD Charitable Trust, we knew it was important to outline a set of guiding principles as we assess new and existing grantees. Our list was long, but after careful consideration, we landed on four principles that would ultimately lead our efforts:
1. The commitment to making the world a safer and freer place
2. The belief that well-timed interventions and mentorship are critical to developing leaders of characters who can fully self-actualize
3. The belief that civic organizations and programs that support youth development are the backbone of a strong community
4. The belief that organizations and individuals are more effective and impactful when they work collaboratively
It is with these four guiding principles in mind that we present to you, our June 2018 update. As always, please feel free to reach out directly if we can be a resource for you or if you would like to explore ideas on ways we can work together.