The First 5 Madera County Strategic Plan outlines how it will position itself to effectively respond to trends and current realities. While we have identified some challenges, First 5 Madera County is embracing this opportunity to refine its purpose. This strategic plan allows the Commission to invest in human and financial resources for the greatest impact. First 5 Madera County is committed to funding mission-driven direct services through pilot projects that are innovative, employ strategic partnerships, and are sustainable. Likewise, to achieve greater impact in an era of declining revenue, First 5 Madera County recognizes the importance in being more purposeful in making long-term impact on the service system through funding strategies that also promote policy, environmental and systems change.