Our Strategies

We invest in collaborative safety net projects that meet the following criteria: 

  • Innovative, collaborative projects that bring together stakeholders from across sectors (nonprofit, government, for-profit) to re-envision and reshape safety net service delivery.

  • Prevention-based “upstream” approaches that will reduce the need for more costly “downstream” interventions in the future.

  • Evidenced-based, best practice models. 

  • Clear programmatic theories of change that lay out intended impacts and outcomes, program models, and how progress will be measured.

  • "Collective Impact" models of collaboration, featuring a common agenda, shared measurement systems, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication, and backbone organization. 

Our Desired Outcomes:

  • More effective models of safety net service delivery are developed and implemented.

  • Programmatic integration between providers is improved. 

  • Cross-sector partnerships are strengthened..

  • More resources are shifted toward prevention-based programs.