Mission, Vision & Aim
“To explicitly promote Executive Function Theory as a
guiding principle toward understanding
and solving societal problems”
The FHL Foundation is a theory-based, high engagement philanthropic organization dedicated to providing collaborative support in the areas of Executive Function Theory Education, Services, and Research, all with a focus on eliminating those barriers that impede adults, children, and animals in their attempts to develop robust EF skills and functioning.
The FHL Foundation recognizes that potential barriers to the formation of robust EF skills and functioning take many forms and often arise out of many varied and complex societal systems and structures. For instance, sexual, emotional, and physical abuse, as well as poverty, cultural disharmony and religious persecution all have the potential to create barriers to the formation of EF. The FHL Foundation encourages and supports non-profit organizations as they endeavor to conduct research, to educate, and to provide service in the area of Executive Functions. Research efforts will strive to uncover those societal systems and structures that have the potential to impede the development of robust EF. Education efforts will strive to disseminate information about Executive Function (and its connection to Bowlbian attachment) in such a way that an awareness of EF related issues will be increased. Service efforts will strive to provide a continuum of holistic care to adults, children, and animals, all with a focus on healing the wounds surrounding EF.
The FHL Foundation endeavors to change the very fabric of Western society through the wholesale elimination of those societal systems and structures that have the potential to impede the formation of robust EF. Change will be towards a cultural enlightenment allowing for the integration of physical, emotional, cultural, and spiritual ways of being. People and animals will be able to live together peacefully without constant fear of violence and oppression.
The FHL Foundation will enter into collaborative partnerships with other qualified non-profit organizations who share the mission and vision of the Foundation, and who also meet the Foundation grant guidelines.
The FHL Foundation will serve as a backbone connecting all recipient organizations. In this way, individual recipient organizations will benefit from a flow of information throughout a network of organizations. The FHL Foundation does not encourage “working in a vacuum,” but rather encourages an integrative process of “cross-pollination.”
Many organizations dedicated to serving adults, children, and animals only treat symptoms while at the same time ignoring causes. In other words, many organizations attempt to help adults, children, and animals live more comfortably in a “sick system” while avoiding the question of why we have a sick system in the first place. The FHL Foundation asks the question Why are we living in a sick system that impedes the development of robust EF skills and functioning.
The vision of the FHL Foundation is to support adults, children and animals—through our grantmaking efforts—in their attempts to develop robust EF. It is our hope and desire that development of robust EF will allow for the creation of personal and community environments that will hold optimistic hopes for the future—hopes that will enhance human connections with each other, with animals, with nature, and with the whole of the universe.