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Who We Are

Our Mission, Vision and Values

Mission: The mission of the Baldrige Foundation is to ensure the long-term financial growth and viability of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, and to support organizational performance excellence in the United States and throughout the world.

Our Purpose: Continuously improve quality of life.

Our Vision: We will be recognized around the world as the premier foundation for the promotion of performance excellence in all sectors of the economy. We will inspire organizations to achieve excellence in all they do with pride and societal responsibility. Together with our stakeholders we will create value through research and deployment of validated, cutting-edge management practices. We will focus on the future and manage for agility, innovation and creativity.

Our Values:

* Organizational Performance Excellence – through an unwavering commitment to innovation and continuous improvement.

* Stewardship- accountability above reproach.

* Trust- through teamwork, open communication and transparency.

* Visionary Leadership- focused on results and creating value.


The Foundation for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award was created to: raise sufficient funds to establish an endowment; oversee the investment of endowment funds; annually review Baldrige Program accomplishments; disburse funds as needed to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to support the Baldrige Program; and to review and approve planning for subsequent years to ensure the sustainability of the Baldrige Program.

The Foundation has no oversight or involvement in the awards process.

For a comprehensive history of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program and the Baldrige Foundation follow this link:  How the Baldrige Program Began:  The Birth of a Unique Public-Private Partnership.


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