Our Partners

Our Partners

Blue Meridian’s partnership is organized to aggregate capital and expertise more effectively and efficiently than any funder could individually.

Our collaboration allows donors to participate in different ways, based on their interests and funding commitments.

Eight General Partners have committed at least $50 million over five years, and each casts one vote on Blue Meridian’s governing board, which decides on investments and other matters:

Nancy Roob chief executive of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, also serves as Blue Meridian’s CEO, while Stanley Druckenmiller chairs its board.

The Power of Collaboration

Nancy Roob describes what unites Blue Meridian Partners: "a shared sense that we cannot go it alone in our philanthropy."

Four Limited Partners intend to commit at least $10 million and have the opportunity to engage deeply in the initiative’s activities:

General and Limited Partners work together to review and discuss opportunities to invest, monitor and assess grantees’ performance, and share the costs of the initiative.

Blue Meridian Partners welcomes other co-investors to join as Partners or to participate in specific investments.
For more information contact bluemeridianpartners@emcf.org or 212-551-9100

Our two regional General Partners (The Duke Endowment and George Kaiser Family Foundation) are supporting the expansion of Blue Meridian Partners’ national grantees within their communities (North Carolina and South Carolina, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, respectively). They believe these evidence-based programs can serve as centerpieces for regional strategies that provide a comprehensive, integrated set of services for children and youth.

For more about Blue Meridian Partners' governance, see the FAQ.