Mission – Vision – Values


The TDB Family Foundation exists to celebrate stories of kindness, support the resiliency of individuals, and promote solutions that contribute to thriving communities.


Spread Kindness – Share Stories – Solve Problems


Our values can best be described in this glossary of words that embody the spirit of our mission:

GratitudeLiving in the present moment of each day with an awareness and appreciation for what you have.

Hummingbird – A small, beautiful bird that embodies tireless devotion to the accomplishment of that which seems impossible (kindness). They remind us to seek out the good in life and the possibility of each day.

Kindness – Words or actions to physically, emotionally and/or mentally improve another’s state of being, without expecting anything in return.

Kindness Ambassador – A person trusted to imagine and implement acts of kindness to others, often in unexpected ways, and in a manner conducive to creating ripple effects of more kindness.

Lens of Hope – A way of perceiving things with a receptiveness and/or expectation that looks for hope no matter how challenging the situation, and seeks potential solutions and ways of making the situation better.

Mental Health – A vital companion to physical health, mental health includes your emotional, psychological, and social state of mind. It is the crucial foundation that affects how you think, feel and act.

Resiliency – The capacity to adapt to or to recover from life’s harder times. The ability to work through change, adversity, trauma, and challenges with the strength to continue on.

Thriving Communities – Communities that have equitable access to resources such as affordable housing, healthy food, employment, healthcare, safety, education, the natural environment, and the arts.

Well-Being – The tapestry of your physical, mental, emotional, and social health that allows you to have a positive perception of yourself and your life and enables you see life through a lens of hope.