In 2021, the Steelcase Foundation engaged in a learning journey to reimagine who we are as a Foundation and how we show up for community. Through this conversation we began to explore how we might harness Steelcase’s expertise in space to create a place on campus to connect, convene, and learn with our community partners.
We tapped on the expertise of our friends at Custer and the Steelcase facilities team to develop mock-ups for space, visited ReMarket to explore Steelcase’s inventory of gently used furniture that could be redeployed, and purchased new where needed. The new space includes a conference room for gatherings and meetings, breakout spaces for deep conversation and virtual connections, and will be home to the Steelcase Foundation’s first-ever dedicated office.
Daniel Williams shared, “As we work to continue to build community with those we serve, having a space that is welcoming and available for grantee partners and the broader community is vital. Space matters, and relationships are built through proximity and intentionality.”
We’re excited to share the space with our nonprofit partners and community friends to host inspiring conversations, learning sessions to share the collaborative brilliance of our partners, and engage partners in new ways using space as a mechanism for impact.