Whether putting on our mud boots and meeting the Ayers Brook goats who are the start of building quality goat dairy herds in Vermont, or, tasting different lettuces developed by High Mowing Seeds, partnering to develop sustainable MBA courses, or seeing the wonder in a child’s eyes as they see seeds they planted become carrots they can eat, we Trustees of the Lydia B. Stokes Foundation are engaged and having fun as we learn about the people, the lands, and the relationships in which we are involved. So many opportunities now exist to support the emergence of a new paradigm, a Sufficiency economy, and it is exciting to see our Mission expressed ever more clearly in both our grants and our investments.
The Lydia B. Stokes Foundation is committed to the Quaker philosophy of peace and justice. The Foundation supports building resilient, healthy communities by focusing on social and economic justice, regenerative organic agriculture, viable, healthy ecosystems, quality of life issues, development of local food systems, local energy security and peace initiatives.
This vision of interconnected Life and Living Values directs our grant making and drives our investment decisions.