An overview of grants awarded between January 1, 2011, and September 30, 2017:
Our core objective is to improve the lives of individuals by strengthening our social, governmental, and economic systems.
We rely heavily on data and evidence to lead us toward promising solutions.
When the evidence base is incomplete, inconclusive, or flawed, we fund research to address the gaps.
We tackle important societal problems where barriers to equality, progress, and achievement exist.
When we identify approaches that work, we explore ways to scale and sustain those efforts.
If we don’t succeed, we assess the shortcomings to inform and improve our future investments.
Our approach is not limited to funding a specific type of project or grant, nor are we constrained by approaches that have been tried in the past.
We seek to incentivize bold, new thinking, with the goal of creating positive, lasting, systemic change.