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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.

The Performance Imperative

Colleagues, partners and friends of EMCF have contributed to a framework for excellence from Leap of Reason that defines what "high performance" means for social-sector nonprofits, and outlines how to achieve it. Learn more


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