Since 1992, F.B. Heron Foundation‘s mission has been to help people and communities help themselves, especially those at the bottom of the economic ladder. The foundation’s goal is to help people in the United States escape poverty, thrive, and enjoy the benefits of full livelihood, opportunity and community. Our strategy is to invest capital to expand reliable employment and economic opportunity for those on the margins. Without reliable work for a growing number of people, poverty and other ills undermine America’s promise of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
In 2012, following a scan of the environment and an examination of its priorities, the foundation shifted its strategy from an emphasis on access to assets (such as home ownership) as the route to “full livelihood” to an emphasis on jobs and economic opportunity.