While old foundations typically support traditional public-school institutions, new foundations are seeking to reshape or bypass them.
An educational collaboration between a literacy program for public schools and the government of Punjab, India, struggles with accountability and political support.
Research shows that foundations are motivated by impact in their grantmaking.
Foundations are shifting their higher-education funding to outside organizations that promote initiatives they favor.
Social enterprises must navigate the contradictory pulls of social and for-profit goals without tipping too far to one side.
For-profits and nonprofits play different roles in bidding for international development contracts.
Employee-driven corporate social initiatives promise greater success than standard programs.
Cross-sector collaborations can break down when the interests, expectations, and power dynamics of the participants conflict.
Community organizations devoted to reducing crime have shown results.
The ability of teachers to improve students’ non-cognitive abilities may have greater importance than test scores.