The Values That Guide Us
The Dana Foundation is guided by firm values that keep us grounded in an ever-changing world.
These beliefs connect us to a collective purpose, inform our work, guide every decision we make, and can be seen and felt in everything we do in pursuit of our mission.
We Are Bold. Neuroscience & Society is the terrain of unexplored frontiers. We think big and seek out transformational ideas where few have ventured—experimenting, investigating, and advancing ideas that demonstrate promising pathways to a better future.
We Build Trust. Confidently exploring new frontiers in collaboration with others requires honesty, transparency, and respect. We
strive to always act with integrity as we build relationships with partners and the public that advance shared goals and common interests.
We Are Collaborative. Neuroscience is too vast for any one organization to be the leader. By engaging experts across fields and
inviting public participation, we add outside perspectives that help us connect the dots and co-create a better future that benefits
We Lead With Empathy. Neuroscience is about the totality of what humankind thinks, feels, and experiences. Working at the intersection of neuroscience and society, we try to understand how science can best be harnessed to improve people’s lives.
We Value Diversity. From classrooms to communities, neuroscience is for everyone. We believe neuroscience has the best chance
of overcoming society’s toughest challenges when it includes diverse perspectives from specialists and non-specialists in everything
from teaching to research to developing new technologies. We help ensure the field is responsive and adaptable to everyone’s needs.
We Stay Grounded. We certainly don’t have all the answers, but we’re continuously in search of them. This is a calling that demands that we always act with humility, excitement about the unknown, respect for the expertise of others, and belief in continual progress.