Uncommon Union has helped launched The Wagner Foundation.
The Wagner Foundation believes meaningful change is effected by looking closely at the needs of each community and developing holistic, cross-disciplinary solutions to meet unique challenges. This methodology is based on the recognition that the opportunity to achieve individual potential can be constrained by social, medical, or environmental factors unique to a particular community.
The foundation invests in flexible organizations that can creatively partner, adapt, and innovate, while not losing sight of common goals. These goals are often met by addressing many challenges, reflecting distinct areas of expertise, at once. Sometimes an investment in public health produces a greater cultural return than one in the arts. The opposite may also be true. Understanding how the pieces of a solution fit together, within and across organizations, is the basis of an integrated success.