Know Agenda Foundation (KAF) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, national non-profit organization that assists community groups, non-profit organizations (without 501(c)(3) status), and unaffiliated organizational community members in conjunction with institutional stakeholders, in supporting community capacity building efforts in the facilitation of the creation of sustainable solutions that address critical community needs within under-served communities.
KAF’s programs include:
Fiscal Sponsorship of public service projects and organizations serving underserved communities with community based missions
Strategic Advising for organizational development, grant fundraising, and donation servicing
Facilitation regarding equity and human rights processes and democratic processes
KAF has local offices in both Portland, Oregon and Wilmington, North Carolina and has the capacity to serve Fiscal Sponsored Projects in any locale within the United States.
Know Agenda Foundation provides an advisory and administrative role in identifying, enhancing, and fostering deliberate strategies to improve outcomes for underserved communities.
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.”.
Know Agenda Foundation's vision is a world where traditionally disenfranchised communities, women, and communities of color are economically independent, healthy, and sustainable.