The new federal infrastructure package could be one of the nation's most consequential investments in equitable wellbeing — but only if we make it so. Read more in our latest article.

How mental models create inequity
Mental models impact how we’re able to or not able to make system changes. When we shift mental models, we change the blocks on which culture, policies, structures and practices are built.

Additional resources:

  • Assumptions Matter – A description of the assumptions that are currently embedded in systems and the assumptions we need to shift towards for a country where everyone has a fair shot at wellbeing
  • Talking About Poverty: Narratives, Counter-Narratives, and Telling Effective Stories – A report from FrameWorks describing a variety of narratives, including ones that align with a wellbeing orientation. Consider this question – if we are genuinely working to shift assumptions about people, what does that mean for how we write grant applications, development, and fundraising?


The system is rigged, and the solution isn’t just to create more programs for people harmed by these unfair systems. The solution is to reimagine these systems to make our country fairer and more equitable for everyone — which means ensuring that the places where we work, live, play and pray tap into people’s drive for wellbeing, instead of undermining wellbeing for some and enabling it for others.

That’s what we do.