Organic Philanthropy

Small Investments, Big Results

In this report, the Casey Foundation introduces a new approach — Organic Philanthropy — aimed at propelling and sustaining positive community change. Readers will see this practice in action, as Casey recounts how it leveraged local resources and modest seed money to revitalize and expand aid for disadvantaged families in Native American and Southern-border communities.  

January 1, 2009

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Closing the Achievement Gap

The Anatomy of Influence

 This publication looks at the various influence activities of Casey's education portfolio and explains the logic behind this diverse set of investments.

December 11, 2008

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Closing the Acheivement Gap

Strategic Funding Attracts Co-Investments

This report details how Casey’s initial charter school venture in Indianapolis, Indiana, led to a range of philanthropic and community investments in sustaining the charter school initiative. 

December 11, 2008

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Closing the Achievement Gap

Getting to Results

The Closing the Achievement Gap series explores Casey’s education investments in detail and presents stories, results and lessons learned.

December 9, 2008

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Trying Out a Real Time Advocacy Self-Evaluation Process

Guidance and Considerations for KIDS COUNT Grantees

This brief describes an existing advocacy evaluation concept for policy work and discusses the pros and cons of how grantees could effectively test this real-time self-evaluation approach to document and support their advocacy work.

December 1, 2008

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Closing the Achievement Gap

School, Community, Family Connections

This Casey investment snapshot shows how the education portfolio invested in community schools to build strong connections that support everyone’s success.

November 29, 2008

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Ensuring Success for Young Children

Early Childhood Literacy

This discussion guide for small foundations explores strategies for supporting nonprofits that provide early childhood education programs and services, especially those that focus on early childhood literacy and reading at grade level by third grade.

November 3, 2008

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