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Strategic Plan

At the Pony Barnes Foundation, we remain steadfast in our commitment to fostering camp experiences where LGBTQ+ youth and their families can thrive, build connections, and find a sense of belonging. Guided by our mission, we are excited to unveil our 2023-2025 strategic plan, which aims to ensure that the camp community is inclusive and welcoming of LGBTQ+ youth and their families .

Together, we embark on this transformative journey of empowerment, belonging, and connections. With your support, we will continue to be a catalyst for change, making a lasting impact for the LGBTQ+ community. Join us as we work towards a future where camp is a place everyone can feel at home.

Strategic Plan Framework
2023 - 2025 



& Impact

Maximize the impact of our grantmaking and cultivate program initiatives that improve the experience and accessibility of camp for LGBTQ+ youth and their families.



Accelerate the Foundation's work through organic growth
in our financial and investment
portfolio and diversification
of revenue streams.



Advance our internal operations and business processes, and the role of the board, to elevate
our overall organizational effectiveness.

External Engagement

Leverage effective communications, external relationships and partnerships that promote the Foundation's messages and priorities.


• Build, grow, and enhance our existing

grants programs

• Develop our mission-aligned program initiatives

• Stay current and up to date with relevant trends

• Measure and share our successes, impacts, and lessons for the camp community

• Create a financial model focused on diversification of revenue

• Establish robust development and fundraising program

• Adopt financially sustainable investment strategies

• Pursue grant and funding opportunities to support our work

• Transition working board to governing board

• Develop data-driven decision making and processes

• Implement effective management practices and efficient operational processes

• Increase engagement and public outreach opportunities for a range of partners and audiences

• Develop a brand that distinguishes and highlights PBF’s work

• Boost our stakeholder base to help champion our message and priorities


The camp community is more inclusive
and welcoming for LGBTQ+ youth and their families. 


PBF is a premier resource hub for our
core interests and values.

Strong financial stewardship and
responsible management will prolong the
Foundation’s lifespan.


Increased capacity to contribute and affect change in our mission-centered work.

Good and effective governance and
operations to ensure the long-term
success of the organization.

PBF supporters, ambassadors and
advocates help amplify our mission.


PBF is viewed as a leader with
influence in promoting our goals and
values within the camp community.

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