Our values

Our values

Everything we do at Bend the Arc is guided by our values and our long-term vision. In deep partnership with a multiracial movement, we seek to transform our country to be inclusive, equitable, and supportive of the dignity of every person across race, class, gender, age, ability, sexual orientation, and faith.


Our Core Values

Moral courage: We know the fight for justice and equality will not be easy or simple and requires us to take risks and act boldly. We act with integrity and we seek wisdom from our Jewish and social movement traditions to guide us.

Partnership: We recognize the power and importance of working in community with others. Through partnership and collaboration, we are able to leverage the unique strengths of our partners and allies and learn from the broader movement for justice.

Impact & Effectiveness: We choose goals and campaigns that we believe will be effective in making lasting and systemic change that will impact people’s lives. We are careful stewards of our resources and deploy them strategically and with purpose.

Dignity & Equality: We honor and protect the dignity and inherent right of all people to live in freedom and security, with access to opportunity. We treat each person with respect, honor differences, and pursue justice for all people.

Resilience: We are in this work for the long haul. We persevere through challenges, find creative solutions to problems, and we create loving, meaningful, joyful community to help sustain us.