|Who We Are||
The Stanley Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, private operating foundation. Foundation programming is focused on promoting and building support for principled multilateralism in addressing international issues.
The Stanley Foundation does not make grants.
The Stanley Foundation seeks a secure peace with freedom and justice, built on world citizenship and effective global governance.
The Stanley Foundation promotes public understanding, constructive dialogue, and cooperative action on critical international issues. Our work recognizes the essential roles of both the policy community and the broader public in building sustainable peace.
Core Values are statements that convey important philosophies of the foundation and are used in concert with the Vision and Mission statements to guide the foundation in decision making.
- We want to live in a world at peace where the causes of conflict are addressed and disputes are resolved without recourse to violence.
- All people have inherent value and deserve to be treated with respect.
- People worldwide have a shared interest in peace, justice, and an improved quality of life for all. They have the inherent ability to change themselves and their local and global communities.
- In our work we will be balanced, pragmatic, and flexible in approaching the world's problems. Our forums will be fair and open, offering a nonthreatening environment that respects all voices.
- We will maintain involvement with global institutions and promote collaborative approaches and multilateral solutions to issues.
- We will risk failure in order to remain relevant and effective.
- Our staff and governance members are our greatest assets. We will build and maintain a constructive, supportive, and collaborative work environment.
- We will be nonpartisan and maintain a long-term, independent perspective.
- We value our heritage as a family foundation. Family involvement will remain a vital element of foundation governance.
The foundation's current work includes specific actions toward policy change in the strategic areas of nuclear security, human protection, and the evolving global system. We also support educational efforts in our community. Previous initiatives of the foundation can be seen here.
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|New Stanley Foundation President
The Stanley Foundation Board of Directors has elected Keith Porter to be president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Press Release.
|53rd Strategy for Peace Conference
|How Summit Meetings Build Multilateral Cooperation
This event gave expert presenters an opportunity to preview the upcoming G-8, G-20, and NATO Summits' issues, significance, and likely outcomes. Video of this event.
A new Now Showing event-in-a-box toolkit Before the Killing Begins: The Politics of Mass Violence considers how early preventive strategies by governments and the international community should build much-needed capacities within countries, and make it harder for leaders to resort to violence. It aims to encourage discussion of how future efforts might better protect populations under threat, giving new resolve to the promise of never again. Sign Up
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