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New Guidance

Early School Success

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted learning for children of all ages. For children ages 0 – 8,  brain development and social and emotional learning are especially critical. Early school success predicts later school success and a host of positive life outcomes. Unless we can recover learning lost during the pandemic and accelerate gains, we risk losing a generation of children. Here’s how you can help.

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New Guidance

Choosing Change: Assessing Grant Proposals for Addressing Structural Inequality

The Choosing Change toolkit can help donors and funders at all levels identify proposals and teams that have potential to create significant positive impact in the world.

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New Guidance

Crisis in Ukraine: How Can I Help?

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has produced the largest refugee crisis in Europe this century. In less than a week, 1 million residents – mostly women and children – fled their homes. Right now, those in Ukraine face urgent needs for medical care and basic needs like food, water, and fuel. Here’s how to help.

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Understanding Impact

What Is High Impact Philanthropy?

High impact philanthropy is the practice of using philanthropic funds for social impact. Practicing high impact philanthropy starts with a social impact goal, then uses the best available evidence, considerations of cost and impact, and a commitment to ongoing learning to achieve that goal. It’s not about how much you give, but how well you give to drive positive, social change.