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Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission

Our Mission

It is the mission of the Buhl Foundation to create community legacies by leveraging its resources to encourage people and organizations to dream, to innovate and to take action.

Volunteers pack and distribute bags of food to thousands of Northside students through the Backpack Program.

Our Vision


We invest our human capital and financial resources with innovative methods and in strategic places.


We embrace Henry Buhl, Jr.’s entrepreneurial mindset to develop transformational ideas and enact positive change.


We are an effective convener of people and organizations, connecting ideas, opportunities and resources to inspire our community.

Our Values


Mr. Buhl’s hope was for a Foundation that would be curious, accessible, unencumbered in vision and purpose, and structurally capable of adaptability and usefulness. Because today’s dreams become the realities of tomorrow, we welcome discussion of enterprising ideas to make a difference.


The Foundation has been fortunate to partner with leaders who stimulate and strengthen our community’s ability to survive, adapt, and thrive in a rapidly changing world. Any success is dependent on the vision and dedication of the many organizations we are privileged to assist.


Often the first funder of a new idea, the Foundation looks for opportunities where early support, wisely invested, can lead to strategic action and improvements. In carrying out our mission, we seek to find balance between leadership and implementation.