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This report estimates the effect of enrolling in a charter school on student standardized test scores in Newark, New Jersey. 

Audience: All Funders

"Co-Creation" is a case study about the Connecticut Early Childhood Funder Collaborative, a project of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy. The case study examines co-creation, an emerging systems change collaboration model which grew out of a funder-and-state partnership. This unique partnership led to the creation by executive order of a new and independent Office of Early Childhood, which was formally approved by the Connecticut State Legislature in 2013. The companion piece, "Taking on New Roles to Address 21st Century Problems," looks at co-creation from the perspective of a regional association of grantmakers.

The Silicon Valley Out-of-School-Time Collaborative invested in a cohort of regional nonprofit organizations to sustain and strengthen their ability to serve more students with stronger academic and social-emotional programming. A midcourse evaluation of the collaborative showed that grantees were stronger, programs were better and are reaching more students, and funders had adopted new, collaborative grantmaking practices. A second phase of the work was committed to more flexibility –– letting grantees drive the group’s planning and learning efforts, and manage consultants, budgeting and group communications. Grantees also opted to redirect the focus of the collaborative from capacity building to program development and evaluation, with the added goal of sharing effective afterschool and summer program models with others, both inside and outside the region.

Audience: All Funders
Based on Nonprofit Finance Fund's research and analysis of 147 nonprofit child care centers in Southeastern Pennsylvania, the report demystifies the financial, business and systemic barriers to expanding high-quality care—and begins to identify how to increase access for more children.
Audience: Program Staff
Topic: Grantmaking

Communities thrive when people are housed comfortably, safely, and affordably. This is especially true for children. And when children thrive, their educational and other outcomes are more likely to be positive. Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers' What Funders Need to Know looks at the connection between stable housing and educational outcomes.

Expanding Minds and Opportunities is a collection of articles presenting examples of effective practices, programs and partnerships demonstrating the power of afterschool and summer learning opportunities to support student success.

Audience: All Funders

What factors should you consider if you want your grant investment to have the greatest impact on student academic success? Here's what funders need to know.

Report generated by the U.S. Department of Education following six official consultations with tribal leaders and American Indian educators across the country in 2010.

This report from NCRP discusses how philanthropy can more effectively use limited resources to help reform and improve school systems, with specific focus on inequality in access and opportunities among underserved students.

Audience: All Funders

The Partnership for Higher Education in Africa (Partnership) was a ten-year funder collaborative that sought to strengthen higher education in Africa.

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