New Infographic Offers a Glimpse at Casey’s 2017 Accomplishments

Posted March 23, 2018, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

A happy family with a child at the center

Com­mu­ni­ties involved with Casey Foun­da­tion ini­tia­tives in 2017 received sup­port to help chil­dren tran­si­tion from fos­ter care, reduce reliance on juve­nile deten­tion, assist par­ents in becom­ing more finan­cial­ly sta­ble, expand pro­grams and poli­cies that pro­duce proven results for kids and fam­i­lies and return tax-refund­ed dol­lars to neighborhoods.

A new info­graph­ic offers a glimpse into some of these accom­plish­ments from the Foundation’s 2017 invest­ments. 2017 Mak­ing a Dif­fer­ence offers select­ed data points under the Foundation’s four strat­e­gy areas: fam­i­ly, oppor­tu­ni­ty, com­mu­ni­ty and strate­gies for scale. For example:

  • The Jim Casey Youth Oppor­tu­ni­ties Ini­tia­tives Oppor­tu­ni­ty Pass­port pro­vid­ed sup­port to help 3,356 young peo­ple tran­si­tion­ing from fos­ter care pay for edu­ca­tion, hous­ing and cars.
  • Learn and Earn to Achieve Poten­tial con­nect­ed near­ly 1,200 young peo­ple to employ­ment, edu­ca­tion and skills train­ing through part­ner­ships in eight states.
  • Baltimore’s sum­mer jobs pro­gram, part of Casey’s work to trans­form dis­in­vest­ed neigh­bor­hoods, placed 8,300 young adults in jobs earn­ing at or above the Mary­land min­i­mum wage.
  • KIDS COUNT grantees in every state pro­vid­ed data and advo­ca­cy that led to 828 pol­i­cy wins for chil­dren on issues such as child wel­fare, edu­ca­tion and health care. These pol­i­cy changes result­ed in more than $45 bil­lion in new state fund­ing for chil­dren and families.

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Over­all in 2017, Casey pro­vid­ed $135 mil­lion in grants, tech­ni­cal assis­tance and con­sult­ing. The Foun­da­tion also invest­ed $90 mil­lion of its endow­ment in hous­ing, com­mu­ni­ty and eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment and increased access to cap­i­tal for entre­pre­neurs of col­or and inno­va­tion in human ser­vices technology.

Dri­ving all of its work is Casey’s mis­sion to build brighter futures for mil­lions of chil­dren by strength­en­ing fam­i­lies, build­ing stronger com­mu­ni­ties and ensur­ing access to opportunity.

Every­thing we’ve been able to achieve is root­ed in the pow­er­ful part­ner­ships that we’ve forged across the nation in pur­suit of bet­ter results for kids,” says Casey Pres­i­dent and CEO Patrick McCarthy. Togeth­er with our part­ners, we are mak­ing a mean­ing­ful dif­fer­ence, and we look for­ward to build­ing on our gains to make sure kids and fam­i­lies have what they need to thrive.”

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