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We’ve learned a thing or two over the years. In fact, we’re constantly learning, and that’s how we like it. Whether it’s new insights about our communities or refining best practices in venture philanthropy, we’re collecting our wisdom and sharing it with the world. Come learn with us.

Featured Blog Posts


Building Evaluation Capacity within a Nonprofit – How Funders Can Help (and Not Cause Trouble)

The value of metrics in social change is undeniable. As funders and nonprofits, we understand that the best way to showcase the positive difference our work makes, reinforce our credibility, and influence decision makers is to back up our words with data.

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Dystinee’s Path to Post-Graduate Success: A Story from youthCONNECT Partner Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection

Dystinee Holden had dreams of what she wanted to do after graduating from Suitland High School, but she didn’t envision college in her immediate future.

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Get to Know: Gabriela Smith

My parents, as well as learning about my family history. Since I was very young, my parents told me that regardless of societal expectations or limitations, I needed to have not only a college education, but also a graduate degree.

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Featured Resources

Investor Update

Spring 2016

Review VPP investment highlights.



Latin American Youth Center

Review results for the Social Innovation Fund evaluation.



Organizational and Program Changes in youthCONNECT: What Happened and Why

Read what Child Trends discovered about how our youthCONNECT partner organizations evolved because of youthCONNECT

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