To educate, innovate and inspire entrepreneurial philanthropy* by creating partnerships and leading by example.
We believe in empowering the community through education to ensure that people have the tools, resources, abilities and training to make their dreams a reality and create their own path to prosperity.
By investing in people, we reap returns that benefit not only the individual, but our entire community.
Our philanthropic philosophy is best explained through our symbol: the Wheel of Life
There’s no reason to reinvent the wheel. At the Roasters Foundation, our goal is simply to bring together the various components and help them roll in the same direction, toward a better, healthier and happier community for the future.
Partnering With Others
Many people and organizations are working to make our community a better place: governments, non-profits, corporations, foundations, associations and private individuals. But sometimes they work in different directions, with results that are less than they could be.
The key is collaboration!
From fundraising campaigns to programs benefiting the community, Roasters Foundation emphasizes the value of partnerships and proposes this formula for success:
- Identify the strengths of each player
- Build bridges between everyone involved
- Coordinate all efforts effectively
- Limit duplication of effort
- Create harmony between all organizations involved
- Celebrate collective and individual accomplishments
* What is entrepreneurial philanthropy?
Emphasizing both profitability and accountability as the best forms of sustainable development and poverty reduction, entrepreneurial philanthropists are private individuals who act in the name of social justice and not from profit-seeking motives. (American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 2007).
Entrepreneurship in the field of philanthropy involves finding new and better ways for mobilizing and deploying resources to make the world a better place. (Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship, Duke University)