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EMCF's View | Lissette Rodriguez | July 7, 2015

The Surprising Alchemy of Passion and Science

Lissette Rodriguez shares at the 2015 Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence Conference how nonprofits can connect passion and data to make an impact. 

EMCF's View | Philanthropy | June 1, 2015

EMCF's Due Diligence Process

EMCF President Nancy Roob and two EMCF grantee leaders describe the rigor, rewards and respectfulness of the Foundation’s due diligence process.

EMCF's View | Evidence and Evaluation | March 16, 2015

Getting The Most out of Evaluation

In Nonprofit Quarterly, Kelly Fitzsimmons outlines the challenges and opportunities of evidence-building.

EMCF's View | Capital Aggregation | February 26, 2015

Reaching for Scale and National Impact

A new case study chronicles the Foundation’s investment in Citizen Schools and documents the impact 14 years of EMCF support made on the organization and the youth whose educational opportunities Citizen Schools expands.  

EMCF's View | December 15, 2014

Forging a Partnership for California Youth

Four foundations have joined EMCF to pilot the PropelNext California Partnership and help youth-serving organizations in the state boost their impact on young people's lives. 

EMCF's View | Evidence and Evaluation | October 15, 2014

EMCF's Kelly Fitzsimmons on a new blueprint for evaluation plans

Transparency Talk conducted an online interview with Kelly Fitzsimmons of The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (EMCF) and with Michael Smith, Director of the Social Innovation Fund, to learn how the new framework provided by SIF can be adapted for use in assessing foundation program impact.

EMCF's View | Foster Care, Justice and Crime, Teen Pregnancy, Employment, Philanthropy, Education | July 16, 2014

Imagining What's Possible

EMCF's newest video highlights solutions to the crisis confronting our nation's economically disadvantaged youth. Our grantees' achievements "constantly renew our sense of what's possible" to make an even greater impact if they have the resources to grow to scale.

EMCF's View | July 16, 2014

EMCF's 2013 Annual Report Now Online

Figures alone cannot capture the transformative impact our extraordinary grantees are making on individual lives. This year, we augment our yearly report on performance with videos and stories that illustrate how disadvantaged young people, with our grantees' help, are beating the odds and becoming successful adults.