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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

Bullying had begun to take a toll on shy and quiet Jordan Cooper, but PACE Center for Girls helped her rebuild her self-confidence and believe in herself. Read Jordan'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.