The Casey Foundation’s Accomplishments in 2018
A new infographic highlights the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s work in 2018 to develop solutions aimed at helping all kids realize their potential. “2018 Making a Difference” shares select highlights under the Foundation’s four strategy areas: 1) strengthening family; 2) increasing economic opportunity; 3) building community; and 4) taking our work to scale.
- More than 4,200 young people transitioning from foster care participated in Opportunity Passport®, a unique matched savings program from the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative® that helps participants pay for education, housing and automobiles.
- Generation Work™ partners engaged more than 1,300 businesses and served more than 12,000 individuals between the ages of 19 to 29. The initiative, which Casey launched in 2016, prepares young people for employment in growing industries.
- Four communities served nearly 3,800 children by employing the Foundation’s Evidence2Success™ framework. This approach helps communities identify local issues and then select evidence-based solutions for improving child well-being.
- The KIDS COUNT® Network advocated for policies that benefited 18 million kids and led to nearly $31 billion in new or preserved state investments.
Throughout 2018, the the Casey Foundation provided $127 million in grants, technical assistance and consulting to help develop solutions that build a brighter future for kids, families and communities. At the same time, the Foundation invested nearly $117 million of its endowment in housing, community and economic development, innovation in human services technology, and expanding access to capital for entrepreneurs of color.