The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation seeks to transform the life trajectories of vulnerable and economically disadvantaged youth. We make large, long-term investments, frequently partnering with other funders, and promote effective public and private support of nonprofits with a potential for growth and compelling evidence that they can help more young people become successful, productive adults.

Grantees in Action

Marlin Connors used to be a loner, until Youth Guidance’s Becoming a Man program helped him learn to trust others, plan for his future, and forge bonds with other young men as well as his father. Read Marlin's story.


An EMCF venture called PropelNext helps promising nonprofits build their capacity to use data so they can improve more effectively the life prospects of young people.