About The Foundation
The Jim Green Foundation was established in 2013 as a tribute to Jim Green and as a means to keep building the inclusive communities that he saw possible.
Jim Green was an extraordinary civic leader and community builder; he was compassionate, courageous and tireless in his many public benefit works. The members who now comprise the Jim Green Foundation felt the need for such a project and came together in January of 2013.
What we value at the Jim Green Foundation: using new tools to solve old problems, and using old tools to solve problems in new ways
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
We value creative thought and approaches, using technology and taking risks to overcome barriers and generate systems change for the benefit of people and planet.
We value cooperation and collaboration, with a belief in reciprocity and trust among those we work with.
Social Justice and Financial Inclusion
We value fairness and equity, working toward progressive solutions that include the excluded and reduce economic and social inequalities in our society and generate human, social financial, and symbolic capital.
We value ecology and the natural resources around us, and we pay attention to our impact on the environment.
Arts and Culture
We value expression, respectful diversity, and see the power of arts and culture to affect positive change, create meaningful identity, and generate economic development.
Respect for First Nations
We recognize the value of genuine and relevant engagement with local First Nation and indigenous populations, acknowledging the unceded territories on which we are located and the importance of a reconciliation process in all community building efforts.
“We formed the Jim Green Foundation to remember and continue building upon the good work that Jim did during his incredible career, acting as a champion for inclusive development of the arts, education, poverty relief, health, and housing.”
He was the most important reformer in the city and enhanced the lives of countless people that nobody cared about .