WE ARE PROBLEM SOLVERS.
It's what we do best.
We seek opportunities to provide solutions for those who need it most.
Chapter 1: Our Philanthropy Approach
We want to create sustainable, long-term economic empowerment in the communities in which we work and live. Our end goal will be to stop poverty before it starts. To do that, we must fix the root causes of poverty, not just its symptoms, through disruptive new approaches.
We will harness our consulting expertise to work with civic, non-profit and other experts in economic empowerment to develop partnerships which focus on the power of taking a more holistic approach to economic empowerment. We'll support projects that tackle financial stability, family sustaining employment and housing holistically, because our research shows these core areas can have a bigger and longer term impact.
Chapter 2: Economic Empowerment
Economic Empowerment means empowering individuals to be self-sufficient by their own definition of success and empowering families to be economically stable. In the United States, current census findings indicate more than 43 million people are living in poverty. In the UK, almost one-third of the population has experienced a year of persistent poverty in very recent times. These statistics are overwhelming; countries we live and work in are among the richest in the world.
Our neighbors find themselves in this situation for a number of reasons. Some don't have the skills necessary for higher-wage jobs, while others cannot find steady employment due to lack of economic mobility, strong support networks, affordable childcare and other factors. Financially self-sufficient individuals and families are integral to strong and thriving communities. Economic Empowerment has four parts that we aim to support:
We want to help people possess the skills and knowledge on financial matters, in addition to having access to financial services, that help them confidently take effective action that best fulfills an individual's personal, family and global community goals.
Family Sustaining Employment
Families must have a steady source of income that covers the cost of basic necessities before they can make long-term financial decisions regarding savings and asset building.
Housing Stability & Homelessness
Today's still fragile economy means that more families are unemployed, earning lower wages, or have lost a home to foreclosure. Affordable and stable housing is critical to both family well-being and as a financial asset that can create upward mobility.
Policy & Advocacy Strategies
Policy and Advocacy strategies seek to influence the implementation of sound policies that can improve the lives of millions. North Highland will focus on understanding and becoming fluent in current policy and legislation that will influence our outcomes in the areas we are involved with.