There are two essential aspects to the constellations that we see in the night sky: the astrology and the astronomy or, to put it plainly, the stories and the science. Both of these elements carry fundamental truths that are key to truly understanding the significance of the stars.
The same is true for philanthropy.
Pressing social issues like poverty are filled with complexity. On the one hand, there is the invaluable wisdom that can only come from on-the-ground lived experiences. On the other hand, there is a growing body of knowledge that exists in data from and research into countless poverty-fighting interventions conducted in communities across the country. Together, the qualitative and the quantitative, the stories and science, underscore what we know – and expose what we don’t – about improving the lives of those living in poverty. And, if thoughtfully used together, this information can point us toward better outcomes. The Constellation Fund is designed to do just that.
For more about our founding story, read a letter from our CEO.
The mission of the Constellation Fund is to fight poverty in the Twin Cities by raising the living standards of individuals and families living below the poverty line in our seven-county metropolitan area. We take an outcome-based approach to this critical effort, prioritizing evidence over anecdotes in order to find, fund, and empower poverty-fighting services creating transformational impact in our community.
The Constellation Fund is driven by a core set of values, which inspire and inform every aspect of our work.