Collaboration, Economic Mobility & Institutional Fairness
Values & Goals
The Full Frame Initiative

The Full Frame Initiative is a social change organization that partners with pioneering organizations, systems and communities across the country to fundamentally shift their focus from fixing problems to fostering wellbeing—the needs and experiences essential for health and hope. Through collaboration, the Full Frame Initiative is creating possibilities for lasting change in people’s lives and sparking a broader movement that replaces poverty, violence, trauma and oppression with wellbeing and justice.

The Wagner Foundation's goal of supporting just and robust communities with long-term, systemic change, is very much in the spirit of the mission of the Full Frame Initiative. People who grapple with poverty, violence, trauma and oppression are often forced to make difficult tradeoffs that may provide short-term gains at the expense of their long-term wellbeing. Instead of interrupting these cycles, well-intentioned interventions may have the opposite effect, solidifying inequities that not only hold back individuals, but society as a whole.

Full Frame Initiative partners with pioneering organizations, systems and communities across the country to fundamentally shift their focus from fixing problems to fostering wellbeing.