Mission & Core Values

The Sonder Project’s mission is to empower impoverished communities through high-impact, sustainable development.

Core Values

These are the driving principles that inform not only our work, but the values we seek to reach in our own lives...

1. Do the Most Good

In life. Everyday.  Choices and decisions should be made from the perspective of having the greatest possible impact, maybe not always for today, but for long-term sustainability.

2. Lead with Integrity

Allow an honest heart and a moral compass to guide your direction.

3. Listen to All Voices

We do not have all the answers.  We actively seek the voices of our community partners, and all stakeholders, to understand and make decisions.

4. One Global Community

We recognize the shared humanity that binds us, and we believe in MLK’s wisdom “An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

5. Demand Equality

We believe all people are entitled to the same opportunities regardless of race, color, gender, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, religion, or nationality.

6. Believe in the Potential of Others

When given the resources necessary, anyone is capable of taking the torch and running with it.

3. Pay it Forward

Take the good fortune that comes your way and pass it on.


We envision a world in which every individual and community has the resources needed to improve their own lives – to lift themselves and future generations from poverty, and to live happy, meaningful lives.

International Projects

Internationally, we help to build schools, establish irrigated community farms, and install water pumps.

U.S. Projects

Domestically, we establish community gardens and provide housing recovery post-Hurricane Michael.