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EMCF's View | Blue Meridian Partners | March 28, 2017

Watch Nancy Roob's TEDx Talk

Nancy Roob, President & CEO of EMCF and CEO of Blue Meridian Partners, shared her vision for a massive change in how philanthropy funds social programs.

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Following | Blue Meridian Partners, Capital Aggregation | July 5, 2017

Tiny Grants and Low Tolerance for Risk Have Paralyzed Foundations

An op-ed in The Chronicle of Philanthropy by colleagues at New America Foundation’s Bretton Woods II urges grantmakers to embrace more effective ways to deploy philanthropic capital.

via www.philanthropy.com

EMCF's View | Harlem Children's Zone | Woodrow "Woody" McCutchen | June 27, 2017

Listen Before You Leap

How Harlem Children’s Zone built trust in a community before it built a school.

EMCF's View | Evidence and Evaluation | June 2, 2017

PropelNext Program Evaluations

Our Alumni 2015 cohort and California 2018 cohort grantee evaluations are now available.

EMCF's View | Jehan Velji | May 24, 2017

We Must Listen to Those We Seek to Help

Ultimately, better listening will ground us in reality while we try to address the needs of the people we seek to help and build a more just society.

EMCF's View | Harlem Children's Zone | May 3, 2017

Partnering to Transform a Community

Working closely together for 18 years, Harlem Children's Zone and EMCF have shown that "when adults in the community stand up, it's possible to save a generation of young people."