Our Mission

For us, imagining change is the first step. Imagine that every human being has a chance for happiness, health and hope. Imagine disadvantaged communities supplied with fully loaded tablet computers, books and resources to help children learn to read, write and succeed in school. Imagine new technologies bringing a world of knowledge to the teachers and children in low-income communities or remote villages. Imagine that people in under-served communities have access to medical care for easily treatable conditions. Imagine a playground oasis in an area of strife.  Imagine the ripple effects throughout a community of people empowered to improve their lives.

The Tingari-Silverton Foundation is a private international family foundation headquartered in Austin Texas. Through our grant making, the Foundation supports social entrepreneurial ventures which advance economic and social inclusion, with particular emphasis on enabling those finding themselves in predicaments of disadvantage to attain the skills and resources that enable their own management out of their disadvantage. Through our activities, the Foundation strives to foster the advancement of social entrepreneurship as well as greater community awareness of and commitment to sustainable social enterprise.