As we see our first full year of operations coming to completion, we want to extend a heartfelt thank you to those who have helped us get on our way and welcome our new supporters. We are overwhelmed by what we, in partnership with our donors and our grantees, have been able to accomplish so far and are excited by what the future will bring as Pennywise continues to grow.
For us, it was asking the right question that allowed our vision for Pennywise to come together and ultimately defined our mission. That question was: Considering the magnitude of the problems confronting the global community- and lacking the resources of the Gates’ and others like them- what could a small foundation, or a small non-profit, or a small donor contribute that would ever have a substantial and sustainable impact?
As we challenged ourselves to find meaningful answers to this dilemma, we began to establish our priorities, formalize our approach and engage in creative partnerships and promising planning with unique organizations that are doing more with less in truly innovative ways. Tangible positive results from our donors' contributions to our grantees are already apparent. In 2014-2015 our donors:
All our best,
Laura, Liz and Andrew