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ABOUT US

Know Agenda Foundation (KAF) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, national non-profit organization with Articles of Incorporation based in the State of Oregon since July 24, 2012. KAF is guided by a nine (9) member Board of Directors and three part time staff. KAF facilitates sustainable solutions that address critical community needs in under-served communities. Areas of focus are public service endeavors and community capacity building.

Specifically, programs aim's to incorporate (but is not limited to):

▪ sustainability education and mentoring curriculum design
▪ collaborative panel, workshop and public service event planning
▪ fiscal sponsorship of public service projects serving underserved communities
▪ trainings and information warehousing regarding models of economic development, the social              determinants of health affecting disenfranchised communities, equity and human rights facilitation        
for institutions and groups, and democratic processes

OUR MISSION

Know Agenda Foundation provides an advisory and administrative role in identifying, enhancing, and fostering deliberate strategies to improve outcomes for underserved communities.

OUR VALUES

The values of Know Agenda Foundation (KAF) are ensconced in the following two complimentary quotes, from two different Human Rights Leaders: The first quote states, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice anywhere.” The second quote states, “I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” 

​Know Agenda Foundation firmly believes that the concepts of justice and truth are elements in which policy, community engagement and private enterprise can lead to collective, comprehensive multi-stakeholder solutions in addressing societal challenges. “Justice” is defined by KAF as that which can correct intentional or unintentional (yet still consequential) individual, systemic, and/or institutional acts of unfairness that have disproportionately impacted traditionally underserved and historically disenfranchised communities - or any other community. “Truth” is defined by KAF as that which is objectively accurate and has a verifiable standard – based upon both qualitative and quantitative data as well as narrative that captures community history. KAF seeks to address truth and justice through parity programming, and through policy by establishing partnerships and by supporting varying models of collaborative governance.

​KAF’s values motto is: “Inclusion Without Co-Option.”.

OUR VISION

Know Agenda Foundation's vision is a world where traditionally disenfranchised communities, women, and communities of color are economically independent, healthy, and sustainable.