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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


A New Way to Set the Table

There’s more than one way to host a celebration. One person might plan a sedate dinner party, with a carefully curated guest list. Another person might opt for a big bash where “plus ones” are welcome.

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Where Are They Now: Donald Hense

Since its inception in 1997, Friendship Public Charter School has enabled thousands of students in underserved communities to become achievers.

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Capital Kids Report: Shared Future, Shared Responsibility

Greater Washington is one of the most prosperous and well-educated communities in the nation. Even during the Great Recession, the regional economy has remained strong overall, shedding relatively few jobs.

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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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