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In 2020 the Foundation completed a strategic plan. As part of the planning, the Foundation refined its areas of programmatic focus for the first time in almost 30 years. We believe that these focus areas and goals are not only relevant to today’s world, but they also allow the Foundation to build on its previous work in an impactful way.

Invest in values-based leadership in public and civic life

• Strong, diverse leaders who use the Jackson leadership values in public, private and civic leadership
• Jackson leadership values promoted to younger, diverse generations
• Empowered climate change and human rights leaders

Push to limit global temperature rise to 1.5oC to address the climate crisis, in order to preserve life and the global environment

• Targeted awareness of the increased threats posed by the climate crisis, and of potential solutions
• Domestic policies adopted consistent with limiting temperature rise to 1.5oC by the year 2050, including accelerated transition to clean energy

Advance human rights and international affairs education, with special emphasis on Russia and China

• Strengthened connection between researchers and policymakers in seeking solutions to real world issues of international significance
• Nonpartisan analysis made available to policymakers regarding the importance of the Global Magnitsky Act, particularly in light of its scheduled sunset in 2022