In 2005, Philanthropist Charlotte Wagner had a vision as she established her family’s foundation in Boston, Massachusetts. Wagner Foundation would work to build just and robust community across the globe by way of engaging with organizations that focussed on improving health equity, increasing economic mobility, expanding institutional fairness, and striving for cultural transformation. After spending the first few years focused on local organizations, the foundation expanded its lens outside of the U.S. Wagner chose first to get out in the field, traveling to listen and learn in countries she had never before visited. Her focus in the early days? Improving health equity and ensuring healthcare for all.
Cultural Transformation, Economic Prosperity & Health Equity