Purpose

The purpose of the Joyce & Tony Singh Family Foundation is to promote the conservation of the local native ecology, to promote ecologically regenerative projects, to support community building through land ethic practices, and to foster a beloved community of diversity awareness, reconciliation, peace, and inclusiveness in the Quad Cities area.

The Joyce & Tony Singh Family Foundation is guided by two influential concepts:

  1. Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic

    “The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively: the land… In short, a land ethic changes the role of Homo sapiens from conqueror of the land-community to plain member and citizen of it. It implies respect for his fellow-members, and also respect for the community as such.”
    Aldo Leopold

  2. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Beloved Community

    “Our goal is to create a beloved community, and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives”
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.