Atlantic Philanthropies Shares Four New Reports that Examine Their Grantmaking Successes, Failures and Lessons
Christopher G. Oechsli, President and CEO of Atlantic Philanthropies, has shared a note and four reports on the foundation's successes, failures and lessons learned as the foundation prepares to close it's doors in October.
"As we get ready to close our doors in October, I am reminded of a quote I read years ago: “You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself."
In that spirit, I'm pleased to share four new reports that evaluate and synthesize what our grantmaking helped accomplish and examine our successes, failures and lessons learned along the way.
I hope these reports will be helpful to other donors, especially those interested in a Giving While Living approach and the areas we funded."
By Ben Kerman
Why fund nonprofit overhead? And how do you do it strategically? This case study offers useful questions, examples and lessons for funders considering core support
By Tony Proscio
The is the last in a series of reports chronicling Atlantic's concluding years. It covers efforts to crystallize the global Atlantic Fellows program; two public policy initiatives that ran into shifting currents; and the foundation's final communications and liquidation plans.
By Susan Parker
This report looks at the story, strategies and impact of our funding for community-based health care. It offers learnings around taking a systems-based approach to grantmaking and working with governments and advocacy groups to improve health outcomes for populations across the globe.
By Susan Parker
Atlantic Founder Chuck Feeney believed in the power of knowledge to improve the human condition. This theory of change underpinned Atlantic’s $2 billion investment to strengthen higher education in six corners of the world. What do we have to show for it? And what did we learn? Find out in this first-ever synthesis of the foundation's decades of grantmaking in this area.