The Powell Foundation envisions a world where Harris, Travis, and Walker Counties are thriving communities where all residents have a high quality of life.


Our culture, operations, decisions, and programmatic work are grounded in the following set of core values: 

Steward with Integrity.

We conduct our work according to the highest standards of responsibility, accountability, excellence, and ethical conduct. 

Think Big.

We set ambitious goals for impact, focus on innovative and promising solutions, and take calculated risks. 

Center People.

We are inclusive; treat all people with respect; honor diverse identities, viewpoints, and experiences; and consider the effect of our actions on others.

Work Together, Learn Together.

We collaborate to increase our impact and learn from each other, our partners, and the communities we serve.

Lead with Purpose.

We strive to be and to support visionary and collaborative leaders who drive change with the knowledge, skills, and spirit to excel.

Continuously Improve.

We recognize that we will only succeed if we have the humility to continually learn, adapt, and improve.