Our Values David and Lucile Packard imparted the following core set of values to our Board and staff. Integrity We are open and honest with one another, the community, and the Foundation’s grantees. We will encourage the highest possible standards of conduct and ethics. Belief in Individual Leadership We promote an environment of trust and flexibility that fosters and rewards the best in ideas and efforts. Capacity to Think Big We initiate and receive ideas in which a large commitment of funds and/or time can make a unique and lasting contribution. Respect for All People We show graciousness and respect for all people. The success of the Foundation depends on seeking out and listening to ideas and advice of others. Commitment to Effectiveness We identify unique and strategic opportunities to make a difference and evaluate their effectiveness and change as necessary.