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. 

January 1, 2010

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    The history and development of Casey’s Children and Family Fellowship and its Fellows Alumni Network.

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    The members of the Fellows Alumni Network.

  3. 3

    A list of the funded grants and amounts through the Fellows’ mini-grant program.

  4. 4

    How the self-governed alumni mini-grant program evolved over the years.

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    What innovative changes for families and children were impacted by the mini-grants.

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.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations