The core objective of the Arnold Foundation is to produce substantial, widespread and lasting reforms that will maximize opportunities and minimize injustice in society. The foundations identifies challenges and addresses their root causes through innovative, multi-disciplinary solutions.
The aim is to foster a culture in which individuals have the best chance to succeed and prosper, while encouraging a sense of responsibility, compassion and reinvestment toward their communities and society as a whole.
Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz, Chief Operating Officer, Turkish Philanthropy Funds, writes that philanthropy often solves the very problems that stems from market failure. Some social issues, however, cannot be tackled by questioning the return on investment.