The McConnell Foundation mission is to help build better communities through philanthropy.


At The McConnell Foundation, we value working in partnership to help build better communities. We value excellence and integrity, using our personnel, facilities, and financial resources for positive change. We value long-term planning, working responsibly and respectfully with others, as well as encouraging creative ideas and entrepreneurial strategies. Each individual at the foundation makes a unique contribution to our team, working to strengthen and enrich our communities.


The mission of The McConnell Foundation is helping build better communities through philanthropy. Our vision for a better community is one that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. The history of the areas we serve includes periods of systemic genocidal practices, colonization, displacement, forced labor, and oppression. Awareness and acknowledgment of these shared histories and how their legacies persist are critical to understanding how to move forward.

The Foundation board and staff are engaged in an inward‐looking process to ensure that our philanthropy avoids perpetrating harm by putting equity at the center of our work. We strive to reach out with humility and respect to those who have been impacted by systemic racism and inequity, to practice inclusive listening and learning, and to identify opportunities for reparative action. We are grateful to work together to help build better communities for everyone.

Full Equity Statement


The McConnell Foundation recognizes the communities we serve are on the frontlines of the environmental crisis and commits to action.

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