At Sooch Foundation there are several guiding principles that fundamentally shape our actions:

Never do for others what they can do for themselves.

To whom much is given, much is expected.

Educational opportunity for all Austinites will improve the quality and circumstances of life for all Austin residents now and in the future.

For those who are motivated to succeed, there must always exist opportunities for second chances. One is never too old to learn, to reach his/her highest potential, and to pass on that knowledge and determination to the next generation.

Every individual deserves to be treated fairly and with utmost dignity and respect. Responsibility, transparency and accountability are paramount in all dealings.

It is our grantees and those served by our grantees that enrich our lives in every way.