The right support can put the nation’s most vulnerable students on track to graduate high school prepared for postsecondary school, but efforts to secure evidence of what works are currently too burdensome.
In the coming years, the Heron Foundation will emphasize “connective investing” in US communities, providing financial and other forms of capital. It will continue to seek allies and build connections with those who have muscle and capital market reach.
Protecting the independent media and the public sphere presents an epic challenge, but there is great opportunity for philanthropy to step up and help.
Arts and culture organizations have the power to drive the cultural movement America needs to deliver democracy.
For impact investing to realize its true potential, we must change the mindset and narrative related to there being a “lack of pipeline” in underserved communities—rural and urban—to a perspective that people in communities create the environments in which outside investments can thrive.
Improving outcomes at scale requires a paradigm shift in how we work.
This spring, community foundations around the country will host one-day, online giving campaigns for nonprofits in their regions. But the model needs an overhaul if it’s going to benefit more than the community foundations themselves.