"Most people are making grants that are a year, two years, three years, five years, and we've committed for the long term, to be here until we go out of business. It's an unusual approach but we recognize that community change takes a long time. And you need to be able to take the risk of doing that and living with your failures, because, boy, that's part of it. You have to learn from them and move on." 

- Valerie Jacobs Hapke, Chair, Jacobs Family Foundation and Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation on the National Center's April 2013 webinar,
"Community Connections: Place-Based Family Philanthropy"