b'GRANT GUIDELINESMISSIONNurturingenvironmentallyhealthyandculturallyvibrantcommunitiesinMetropolitanDetroit,consistentwith sustainable business models, and supporting initiatives to restore the Great Lakes Ecosystem.GUIDING PRINCIPLES & VALUESThe Foundation is committed to the following standards and approaches in support of its missionSustainabilityTheharmonizingofeconomic,environmental,andsocial interests, meeting the needs of the present without compromising the needs of the future. Progress towards sustainability is rooted in the actions and decisions by individuals, private enterprises, and local communities. Organizational EffectivenessA commitment to continuous rigor, accountability, learning, and improvement, and an alignment of programmatic, management, operational, and financial capacities in support of clear goals and objectives.CollaborationEfforts to bring together multiple, diverse stakeholders to develop solutions that address complex problems.Leadership and Key AlliesEnergetic, visionary champions and leaders who have a broad base of support.26'