Building Bigger Bets with Philanthropy

Monday, December 2, 2013

Edna McConnell Clark Foundation President Nancy Roob shares with the Stanford Social Innovation Review how the foundation is aggregating funds to scale what works.

In 2005, Nancy Roob became president of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (EMCF). She has since played a major role in developing and implementing a grantmaking strategy of large, long-term investment in the capacity and proof points of nonprofits that have the potential to improve the lives of America’s most disadvantaged youth. She pioneered a coordinated form of funding that to date has engaged 45 co-investors, pledging nearly $279 million to help 16 grantees...

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