Mission & Values

The vision of the Benwood Foundation is that the Chattanooga region will be a place shaped and sustained by its magnificent landscape, driven by its can-do spirit, and inspired by its commitment that all residents thrive.

Our Mission

The Benwood Foundation is dedicated to supporting the people and projects that make Chattanooga a great city.

Our Values Are To

  • Improve and preserve Chattanooga’s qualities of place
  • Build our local talent base
  • Improve our competitive advantage
  • Celebrate and enhance our diverse and unique culture

We Do This By

  • Supporting Strategies that demonstrate high impact results
  • Engaging dynamic partnerships and collaborative efforts
  • Testing big ideas and innovative models
  • Energizing collective action
  • Practicing skillful leadership and influence
  • Committing to time frames needed for change