Small Investments, Big Changes

A 10-Year Review of the Casey Fellows' Mini-Grants Program

Posted January 1, 2010
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Children and Family Fellowship is an intensive executive leadership program for accomplished professionals. The Fellows Alumni Network helps alumni Fellows with a mini-grants program designed to support ongoing leadership efforts and enable innovation and risk-taking through quick-turn-around resources difficult to secure elsewhere. This report summarizes 10 years of the Fellows Network mini-grants history, alumni involvement and awards. 

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Key Takeaway

Key Takeaways

In 10 years, 96 grants were made for just over $2.2 million. Of these 96 grants, 44 went to Fellows working in government, 42 went to Fellows working in nonprofit organizations, and 11 went to Fellows working as independent consultants.

$2.2 million directly invested by Casey leveraged approximately $29.3 million in additional funds coming from a range of sources— small local foundation grants for a few thousand dollars each, to city, state, or federal government allocations in the millions.