Our Mission

To act as a meaningful catalyst for progressive and secular social change.

Our Approach

With a dynamic approach to philanthropy, our family-based organization develops partnerships with best-in-class charity leaders who are passionately committed to improving the human experience through programs that are impactful, efficient and innovative.


The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.

- Nelson Henderson

Who We Support

The philanthropic goal of the Change Happens Foundation funding initiative is to assist innovative charities with a high-level of impact and a strong history of making good change happen. The top three areas of focus for the Change Happens Foundation grantmaking are science, the environment, and education.

Research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics

Science

Research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics.

conservation, climate change, and sustainable energy

Environment

Programs focused on conservation, climate change, and sustainable energy.

education

Education

Ideas and practices to educate and prepare students for bright and rewarding futures.