The Open Ground Change Foundation has three core values:

1. Investing in Individuals– Individuals provide the opportunity for direct and high impact transformation and are the source of change within communities.
2. Creating Transformational Impact – Transformational impact generates lasting benefits that maximize the utility of the resources we provide.
3. Promoting Accountability– Transparency between individual recipients and investors encourages the complete follow-through of recipients, and thus increases the opportunity for maximum transformative change.