Vision, Mission + Values

Our Vision, Mission, and Values


We empower people to reach their full potential.


The Steelcase Foundation has two mission-based grantmaking priorities, both of which highly value social justice:

  • Our primary focus is quality, accessible public education.
  • Our secondary emphasis is making our communities better places to live, work, and play through education, work, and cultural initiatives and opportunities. Priority projects fall into one of these areas:
    • Education
    • Art & Culture
    • Human Service


  • People
    We have a sense of responsibility to others and are committed to improving the human condition.
  • Partnerships
    Partnerships are at the heart of success. Collaboration accelerates listening, learning and working together to achieve the best possible outcomes.
  • Diversity & Inclusion
    Organizations operate best when there is clear representation of the people they serve, at every level.
  • Integrity
    Our relationships are conducted with high integrity, respect and fairness.
  • Humility
    Our work is our primary focus; our public presence is understated.
  • Innovation
    We are a passionate agent of innovation, encouraging risk-taking and new approaches to achieve desired results.
  • Results
    We support diligent, highly-responsive accountability and continuous improvement to achieve meaningful results, with lasting impact.