Welcome to

Friends for

the Future, Inc.

Building trust is our business!

About Us

Friends for the Future, Inc., is a 501 (c) (3) organization that supports social justice initiatives; recognizes that one-and-done approaches to bringing about a more just community are seldom practical; and realizes there is a difference between knowledge about, understanding of, and wisdom for addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion issues.

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Our mission is to help promote healthy and sustainable communities where all people feel empowered and share equal rights and responsibilities to be fully engaged in the life of the group or community.

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Our vision is to live in a world with an individual and collective sense of trust, unity, and wholeness.

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Our Core Values are:

  • trust
  • unity
  • integrity
  • authenticity

Trust and Trustworthiness

Central to our work is helping people to be mindful of how important it is to relate to one another with appreciation and respect. When we show others that we appreciate and respect them enough to get to know them without prying into their personal lives, we take the first step to building a wholesome, trusting relationship. Taking that first step encourages others to begin trusting us and striving to be more trustworthy.

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Trust Circles

To build trust and trustworthiness, we bring together people of various backgrounds, who meet periodically to respond to queries that help to deepen their understanding of how to:


  • function where there is no hierarchy, no front or back of the line, and no in-group or out-group,
  • become better listeners,
  • reduce the tendency to be harshly judgmental,
  • give space and voice to those who are reluctant to share their thoughts and beliefs,
  • use positive words in daily living that unite us rather than suggest "us" and "them," and
  • enhance our understanding of and love for one another.
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Mindfulness

Another essential concept is mindfulness, where we accept being able to thrive on uncertainty and learn what things can become. It is the state of active, open attention to the present, suspending judgment, freeing our natural curiosity, and approaching each experience with warmth and kindness toward ourselves and others. Mindfulness is being sensitive to context and perspective. It sees mistakes as opportunities to gain experience, improve ourselves, and become more whole. It is being open to continuing revelation.

Seal of Transparency


We are excited to share that our organization has earned a 2022 Platinum Seal of Transparency with Candid! Now you can support our work with trust and confidence by viewing our #NonprofitProfile at: https://www.guidestar.org/Profile/82-0904737.

Giving

Friends for the Future services are provided free through our supporters' generosity. If you would like to make a financial contribution to our work, you may donate by going to our #NonprofitProfile or sending your donation to our address indicated below. We will provide a tax receipt for donations accompanied by a name and address.

Friends for the Future, Inc.

P.O. Box 1402

Easton, MD 21601-8927

Contact Us

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clerk@friendsfuture.org

(443) 496-3004

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