Because responsive services best meet the needs of the community.
Third Sector is a national nonprofit helping to unlock possibility, confront inequity, and catalyze change to the benefit of the people and places our government, community-based, and philanthropic partners serve. We are a technical assistance organization that advises our government agencies on effective ways to reshape their policies, systems, and services toward better outcomes for all people no matter their race, background, and circumstances.
We know that helping people starts with making connections, fully understanding their needs so that our government provides the right services when it matters most. Responsive services best meet the needs of the community, rebuild trust in our systems and structures, and achieve optimal outcomes for all. We focus on making a deep impact in four practice areas: Behavioral Health, Diversion and Reentry, Early Childhood Development, and Economic Mobility. Visit "Our Services" for more about how we do our work.
Founded in 2011, Third Sector is a 501(c)3 organization that has worked with more than 50 communities to deploy more than $1.8 billion of government resources toward outcomes.
Third Sector is intentional about how we show up to transform how our government serves all people, no matter their race, background, or circumstance and operates with five core values. We bring great care and intention to the way we practice each value below—within our organization, with our partners, and with our clients. This commitment to excellence is integrated into all that we do.
Our Commitment to Racial Equity
At Third Sector, we believe that to uphold our core values - Results, Racial Equity, Relationships, Respect, and Reflection - we must commit to undoing the damage that white supremacy has caused for all of us so that we can build a shared future where we all can live out our dreams. We know that for our government to serve all of us, no matter our race, background, or circumstance, all community members must be at the table co-creating the change we want to see. We seek out and elevate diverse local perspectives, foster an inclusive environment where those voices are centered in the decisionmaking process, and embrace an equity-centered approach that uses our privileged position to meet the needs of everyone in our communities. This commitment ensures our government is working for all of us.
Elevating diverse perspectives
Fostering an inclusive environment
Embracing an equity-centered approach