In July 2008, the Bush Foundation announced a major change in strategy. We would shift from funding lots of different issues to focusing narrowly on three goals.
To advance those goals, we would shift from being open to proposals to proactively sourcing long-term partnerships. We set our sights on what we could accomplish by 2018 and called it "Goals for a Decade." It was a big change.
It was meant to be a disruption and it was. It was a disruption for us and for others. It was a disruption in ways we intended and ways we didn't intend.