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.