Our participatory grantmaking alters the traditional process of philanthropic giving by empowering service providers and community-based organizations to define the strategy around a specific issue area or population.
The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation champions economically disadvantaged children and youth. For more than four decades, the foundation has sought to uphold the values that inspired the Clark family to create it. EMCF makes large, long-term investments that help high-performing nonprofits lift the life prospects of more children and youth living in poverty.
The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (EMCF) is one of the seven funders supporting the Readiness, Implementation, and Sustainability for Effectiveness (RISE) Partnership in Philadelphia.
Edna McConnell Clark Foundation and Scattergood Foundation co-funded the creation of new evaluation learning modules and the development of the RISE Partnership combining best practices from EMCF’s PropelNext and Scattergood’s Building Evaluation Capacity Initiative (BECI).