Helping People Get Along Better. Our vision is to live in a country where people of different beliefs and backgrounds work together with openness and kindness to solve our nation’s most difficult social problems. Theory of Change Theory of Change Behaviors can change – and people can get along better – when three key elements are present. 3/4 It may sound like a lofty goal, but it's firmly grounded in a large body of research that has guided our work from the start and provides good reason for optimism. According to the research, kindness and empathy are deeply embedded in our psychology and biology. They aren’t unattainable ideals or fixed traits that only certain people possess; instead, they are actually tendencies that most people can build over time – ideally starting from when they are young. That is why we seek out and invest over the long-term in a diverse group of partners who leverage evidence-based approaches that provide opportunities for individuals to develop and practice empathy and inclusivity at every stage of life.