HAF dedicates staff time and resources to support grassroots and institutional leaders boldly addressing challenges that affect many lives in the region. Improving the well being of vulnerable and historically marginalized communities has been a particular priority for initiatives that last between 1-10 years. This work is usually undertaken not by one organization with a limited mission, or a sector with a general focus, but commonly over time by networks of leaders from a variety of perspectives and experiences who hold a vision of significantly changing how things are done to make desired changes. HAF’s role can vary from serving as occasional facilitators and conveners to providing dedicated staff support for long periods. We do this work with resources from a combination of the Opportunity Fund, directed gifts from donors, grants from partner foundations, and fees for service support.