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

Mike Price’s involvement with gangs and drugs led to several stints in prison and separated him from his beloved son. After his release, Center for Employment Opportunities helped him obtain a full-time job and become a real father to Mike Jr. Read Mike’s story.


EMCF has launched a new venture called PropelNext to help promising nonprofits build their capacity and ability to use data so they can more effectively improve the life prospects of young people.