Advancing Two-Generation Approaches

Funding to Help Families Succeed

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

March 14, 2017


This brief shares insights from six organizations and partnerships across the country that are pursuing two-generation approaches. Readers will learn how these organizations have aligned and combined funding to address the needs of parents and children at the same time. Policy recommendations also are available.

This publication is part of a series exploring the challenges that many organizations face when engaging in efforts that enable the whole family to succeed.


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Key Takeaway

Two-generation approaches; one essential question

In recent years, many organizations have set out to strategically weave together programs and services for children and adults. In doing so, they have faced a common question: What is the best way to fund approaches and programs that take the whole family into account?

Findings & Stats

Educational Alliance

Funding in Action: Educational Alliance

Federal funding makes up most — 77% — of the two-generation budget for Educational Alliance, which uses corporate gifts and foundation grants to support staff and services not covered by public funding.

San Antonio Partnership

Funding in Action: San Antonio Partnership

The San Antonio Dual-Generation Partnership is a multiagency effort that utilizes both braiding and blending strategies to transform the city’s EastPoint neighborhood.

Jeremiah Program

Funding in Action: Jeremiah Program

Corporate gifts and private philanthropy make up nearly 70% of the two-generation budget for the Jeremiah Program, which employs pooling and braiding strategies to fund its work.

Garrett County

Funding in Action: Garrett County

Federal funds represent 99.3% of Garrett County Community Action Committee’s two-generation budget, with Head Start and Early Head Start funds making up 97%.

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