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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 ...

Business Planning

EMCF and Blue Meridian Partners make investment decisions on the basis of sound business planning— a nonprofit’s roadmap to growth and sustainability. The plan may outline goals for evaluation, organizational capacity and other elements essential to expansion, and we often underwrite its...

Evaluation

EMCF and Blue Meridian Partners believe that rigorous evaluation provides the most persuasive evidence that a program is effective and, equally important, can help make it more effective. A broad evidence base instills confidence not only that an organization’s program works, but also that...

Evidence

EMCF and Blue Meridian Partners require empirical evidence of a program's effectiveness, evidence that shows not only how well a program is working but also how to make it work better. Amassing evidence is an ongoing, dynamic process we call building an evidence base. This fosters a...

Youth Guidance - Plans for Growth

Plans for Growth Youth Guidance’s FY2017-FY2020 business plan calls for: Expanding the Becoming a Man program significantly in Chicago, from serving a projected 4,000 youth in 2017 to 9,430 by FY20. Launching at least two BAM pilots in other cities to lay the groundwork for...

Annual Reports

Committed to transparency, EMCF reports regularly on the performance of the Foundation and its grantees, and on its financial stewardship. Our annual financial statements are posted below. Until 2015 we also posted annual reports, which may be retrieved below as well. Since then we have...

Current Grantees

The grantees of EMCF and Blue Meridian Partners have a transformative impact on the lives of economically disadvantaged children and youth. {"39":["175","181","184","186","187","188","190","191"],"43":["177","179","186","191","192"],"40":["177"],"44":["178","179","1...

BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) - Plans for Growth

Plans for Growth Between 2018 and 2020, BELL plans to increase by ~1.5 times the number of students it serves annually. Through direct service and partnerships with the Y-USA and other organizations, it expects to reach approximately 22,000 scholars a year by 2020.

Children's Institute, Inc. - Plans for Growth

Plans for Growth Having increased the number of youth (ages 9-24) it serves annually by 87 percent, from 2,987 in 2011 to 5,591 in 2016, CII expects to complete by the end of 2017 a plan for its next phase of growth.    

Youth Organizations Survey Form

This form provides an opportunity for you to share your organization's information with the Propel Next and/or Blue Meridian Partners teams. (EMCF's Youth Development Fund has ceased adding new grantees to its portfolio.) If you haven't already done so, please read the For...

Nancy Roob – TEDxPennsylvaniaAvenue Talk

Nancy Roob's TEDx Talk February 9, 2017 In 10 Years: A New Normal for Philanthropy At this year's TEDxPennAve in Washington DC, Nancy Roob shares how a life-changing experience encouraged her and EMCF to re-imagine the way philanthropists collaborate to help...

Watch Nancy Roob's TEDx Talk

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

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