California PropelNext

California PropelNext

PropelNext is working with foundations in California to 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 Sobrato Family Foundation, Weingart Foundation, the Heising-Simons Foundation and the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation have partnered to deliver the PropelNext program to California nonprofits.


An initiative of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, PropelNext helps nonprofits transform their passion for helping disadvantaged youth into data-driven insights and practices that enable them to deliver even more powerful results for the young people they serve.  LEARN MORE

PropelNext offers grantees an integrated three-year program that couples unrestricted funding with an equal investment in expert coaching, group learning sessions, and a peer learning community so they can enhance their program models, implement strong performance management systems, and develop organizational cultures that practice ongoing learning and evaluation.

An initial cohort of 15 nonprofits operating in 15 counties in the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California completed the PropelNext program in 2018. A second cohort of 12 grantees concentrated in the Bay Area was selected in 2018 and is expected to graduate in 2021.

Learn more about the PropelNext California Partnership at