Blue Moon Fund pursued a sunset strategy to demonstrate that foundations should invest not only with integrity but to build vibrancy, financial sustainability and resilience in the world’s ecosystems.
The strategy integrated three principles:
-A magnification of the power to address this generation’s pressing societal, environmental and equitable challenges with financial assets made by the previous generations.
-An implementation through our partners to diversify, leverage and—when possible—make self-sustaining their organizations and the solutions they advance.
-A model of “investment” that breaks down the barriers between investment portfolio and grantmaking while freeing stewards—whether family, board or staff—from the conflict of interest between impact and perpetuity.
There is still an immense amount of work to be done by future generations and their assets be they financial or intellectual. The program priorities will be taken forward by leveraged multi-donor/investor collaborations.