The foundation strives to create an equitable, peaceful world in which everyone can thrive. We work in various countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as in the United States, with a concentration in Baltimore. We focus on water, sanitation, and hygiene; cleaner cooking; ecumenical and interfaith community building; and social justice.

We approach our work mindful of the people and communities impacted by our work and the systems that need to be addressed to create meaningful, lasting change. We actively listen to our partners, who are sometimes in the early stages of their endeavors, and we provide them with the funding they need to pilot innovations and prove solutions. We recognize that our grantees deeply understand the issues in ways that we cannot, and we are willing to try new—and sometimes experimental—approaches and to fill needs that drive the change they seek.