Resources from the Field

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July 2015 | The Power of a Good Idea
Evelyn & Walter Hass Jr Fund

This case study traces the San Francisco Unified School District's journey into connecting pre-kindergarten and elementary school education in an attempt to close the district's achievement gap and giving more children, especially in the city's poorest neighborhoods, a better chance to succeed.

July 2015 | Tilling the Field
Atlas Learning Project

Learn how Atlantic Philanthropies have worked to create a lasting change for unfairly disadvantaged students. 

July 2015 | Tilling The Field: Lessons About Philanthropy's Role in School Discipline Reform
The Atlantic Philanthropies

This report from The Atlantic Philanthropies shares their story of how students and parents, civil rights advocates, academics, policymakers and government came together – with help from philanthropy – to advance education reform.

June 2015 | A Call for Action: Strengthening the Human Services Sector
The Kresge Foundation

This report by The Kresge Foundation identifies major challenges affecting the capacity of organizations. 

June 2015 | A Call to Action to Improve Math Placement Policies and Processes
Jobs for the Future and The Leona and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

A key goal of this report is to expand pathways to middle-skill STEM careers for low-income students and students of color.

June 2015 | Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Shares Grantee Perception Report
The Foundation Center

Great Lakes launched a revamped grantmaking strategy aimed at boosting scholarships for low-income students and students of color.

June 2015 | Hawai‘I Giving Study 2015
Hawai‘I Community Foundation

A Hawai‘I Community Foundation study explores why donors and volunteers give of their time and money.

June 2015 | Learning Together: Actionable Approaches for Grantmakers
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

In this publication, GEO offers actionable ideas and practices to help grantmakers make learning with others a priority.

June 2015 | Lessons Learned from the Native Nations Initiative
Bush Foundation

This Bush Foundation learning paper found evidence of impact through its Native Nations Initiative.

June 2015 | Let's Stop Summer Hunger: USDA Summer Meals Toolkit
U.S. Department of Education

To help prevent summer hunger, the USDA partners with schools, local governments, and community organizations to provide free meals to children during the summer.