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Children's Home Society of North Carolina - Evidence Base

Family Finding Preliminary internal data shows that, over the course of the program, foster youth are connected with a significantly expanded number (from 8 to 59) of relatives or resources. In 86 percent of cases, at least five relatives commit to ongoing relationships, and in 52...

Youth Guidance - Evidence Base

The University of Chicago Crime Lab has conducted two randomized controlled trial evaluations of Youth Guidance’s Becoming a Man (B.A.M.) program. The first study found that during 2009-2010 program year B.A.M. improved participants’ academic engagement and performance while reducing...

Communities In Schools - Plans for Growth

Plans for Growth Communities In Schools is on track to serve a total of 1.5 million youth annually by 2017, at least 10 percent of them with intensive, individualized services. CIS is beginning to plan its next phase of growth to take advantage of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which...

Reading Partners - Plans for Growth

Plans for Growth Within three years, Reading Partners plans to increase the number of youth it serves annually, from 8,200 in 2015 to over 11,000 in 2017, an increase of 37 percent. It has expanded its reach in California, Colorado, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas,...

Youth Villages - Evidence Base

Youth Villages' continuum of care deploys over 17 evidence-based protocols to ensure high-quality programming for young people.  The organization’s YVLifeSet program (formerly known as Transitional Living) is intended to help youth formerly in foster care or juvenile justice custody, or...

Year Up - Evidence Base

The Economic Mobility Corporation (EMC) conducted a small-scale randomized controlled trial (RCT) evaluation of Year Up’s original Core model and found that: Compared to young adults in the control group, Year Up provided its students with greater access to full-time jobs and...

Year Up - Plans for Growth

Plans for Growth Year Up is conducting a $225 million capital campaign to support its growth, impact, and innovation through 2021. During this period, Year Up plans to more than double the number of students it serves annually, from 3,000 in 2016 to 8,500 in 2021 (6,500 when Blue Meridian...

CAS-Carrera

Children's Aid Society–Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program helps young people avoid becoming teenage parents by setting them on the path to successful adulthood. Its afterschool model has been shown to reduce teen pregnancies by 50 percent. Founded in 1984, the Children’s Aid...

California PropelNext

Five foundations have joined together to pilot the  Propel Next  California Partnership  and help youth-serving organizations in the state boost their impact on young peoples' lives. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation , the David and Lucile Packard Foundation , the ...

Growth Capital

Growth capital fuels an organization’s expansion, but it is difficult for nonprofits to secure because most private and public funding supports the delivery of services. The multimillion-dollar investments that EMCF and Blue Meridian Partners make differ from most philanthropic and...

Due Diligence

Due diligence rigorously examines whether a prospective grantee and vulnerable youth could benefit from an EMCF or Blue Meridian Partners investment. We spend hundreds of hours poring over every aspect of an organization's program and operations. Due diligence initially concentrates...

PACE Center for Girls - Evidence Base

PACE’s internal and external performance tracking indicates positive outcomes for girls: Of the young women who participated in the program for more than 90 days, 91 percent improved academically and 73 percent improved by one full grade level. Of girls attending the program, 92...

Communities In Schools - Evidence Base

In 2010, ICF International completed a five-year national evaluation of Communities In Schools that included a quasi-experimental school-level study and three youth-level randomized controlled trials. These yielded positive findings for reducing dropout rates and increasing graduation...

Citizen Schools

Citizen Schools lifts the educational trajectories of low-income students, ages 11–14, by partnering with middle schools across the country to expand the learning day. Citizen Schools helps students improve their academic performance, and prepare for high school and college, by...

Nurse-Family Partnership - Evidence Base

Three separate randomized controlled trials over the past three decades validated the Nurse-Family Partnership program among diverse populations at different locations. The evaluations have found consistent program effects for first-time mothers, usually under the age of 24, and their...

Contact

Contact Information Grantseekers: please visit our information for grantseekers page for information on our grantmaking.  EMCF does not accept unsolicited grant proposals. Please direct questions and inquiries to: The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation 415 Madison Avenue ...

Upstream USA - Plans for Growth

Plans for Growth Upstream USA’s Scaling Plan is structured in several potentially overlapping “chapters” that focus on sets of states. The first chapter is already underway (2017-2024). Its main goal is to reduce unplanned pregnancy by bringing Upstream to full scale in five states...

Upstream USA - Evidence Base

The evidence is robust that training and technical assistance for family planning services can improve access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) and reduce unintended pregnancies. Three major independent studies of such interventions have been conducted in the last six years: ...

Nurse-Family Partnership - Performance

The performance pages for Nurse-Family Partnership are in the process of being redesigned to include its performance in the Blue Meridian Partners portfolio. Families Enrolled Revenue ...

Youth Villages - Performance

The performance pages for Youth Villages are in the process of being redesigned to include its performance in the Blue Meridian Partners portfolio. Youth Served Revenue ...

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