Cricket Island Foundation’s approach to grantmaking is based on the following values:


We believe in sitting on the same side of the table with our grantees in both our grantmaking and advocacy work so we can learn and grow as a foundation.


We believe in the value of learning and reflection and seek to partner with others who are learning as well. We also value mentorship and believe groups can learn from one another.


We believe that in order to deepen our footprint, we need to understand the political and social context in which our grantees operate and work to change that context.


We believe that taking risks and making mistakes is part of leadership.


We believe in change. We are committed to leading the field and being a thought leader around issues of youth-led social change and philanthropy.