Mission, Vision, Values
Resource Generation envisions a world in which all communities are powerful, healthy, and living in alignment with the planet. A world that is racially and economically just in which wealth, land and power are shared.
Resource Generation organizes young people with wealth and class privilege in the U.S. to become transformative leaders working towards the equitable distribution of wealth, land and power.
SINCE 1998, RESOURCE GENERATION (RG) HAS ENGAGED OVER 2,200 YOUNG PEOPLE WITH WEALTH ACROSS THE U.S. For the last year and a half, our board and staff have worked together, in consultation with our broader community, to come up with a new mission and vision that captures our current work and the current political moment, while setting us on a clearer path towards the world we all want and need. We are proud to share it with you below!
WHO WE ARE. Resource Generation organizes a multi-racial constituency of young people with inherited, earned, or future wealth who are committed to working for a just world. The broader Resource Generation community includes people of all ages and class backgrounds who support the role that young people with wealth play in social change. Our cross-class allies participate as board members, trainers, and organizational partners.
HOW WE DO IT. The work of Resource Generation is rooted in building strong relationships and community among constituents and allies. Resource Generation focuses on developing leaders through story telling, peer-led learning and action, and supports members to engage in collective action through local chapters, national campaigns, innovative funding models and in their family’s philanthropy. Resource Generation works in cross-class alliances with racial and economic justice partners and movement building organizations.
We believe that inner and outer change are deeply connected, and that every person has the ability to heal and transform. We are committed to working towards changing ourselves, our organizations, our communities and society as a whole.
We work to end racism and restructure the economy to have the world we want and need. The history of the unequal distribution of wealth in the U.S. is a history of racism — it is impossible to separate the two. We have a commitment to ending racism and working towards racial justice and this is a central part of RG programs.
We believe social justice movements need to be led by communities most directly impacted by injustice. As young wealthy people, we support the leadership of working class communities, poor people, communities of color, women and LGBTQ folks in transformative social justice movements. We also bring our full selves and our own good thinking. We build cross-class relationships in working for a just healthy world.
We work towards collective prosperity that does not exploit people and the planet. We believe that all communities are interconnected & interdependent and that inequity in any community affects us all. We strive for collective prosperity because we know that our safety lies in our relationships and community not our money or material objects, and that people with wealth have everything to gain from reversing wealth inequality and transforming our economy.
We believe that people ages 18-35 with wealth and class privilege are at a particularly key stage in life to effect social justice. We are living in the most extreme wealth inequality in modern history. As people rising into adulthood, young people with wealth and class privilege need to be organized around and empowered in taking control of the resources we have access to, in a commitment to building a more just world. We are standing on the shoulders of those who came before us, and we are working for a better world for those who will come after.