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Ariadne Forecast 2024 : Celebrating 10 years of forecasts for European Social Change and Human Rights Funders

March 27, 2024

In the 2024 edition of Ariadne's forecast, a sense of what peer funders are most concerned about and focused on is presented, as well as the opportunities, however small, that can be seized. Although philanthropy cannot resolve every issue, the sector possesses strengths that can contribute to the agenda for social change. These strengths are optimally leveraged when the philanthropic community collaborates and works together. 2024 is shaping up to be a year in which political systems are put to the test. With elections being held in over 60 countries across the globe, this will be a decisive year for political leadership, and this forecast presents the key considerations that will need to be addressed in the coming year.

Candid Annual Report 2023: Reimagining Candid

March 18, 2024

In our 2023 annual report, we explain the steps we have taken to increase the freshness, quality, and comprehensiveness of our data while ensuring it gets into the hands of those who need it most. We share our distinct advantage in providing the best data to support the social sector, the progress we've made on our next-generation platform, an update on our Demographics via Candid initiative, and more.

2023 Clinton Foundation Impact Report

March 1, 2024

Every morning, all of us wake up and make a decision. Most days, we probably don't even know we're making it. But in the face of big and small challenges, from the deeply personal to the greatest global crises, we all have to decide. Will we throw our hands up and say it's all too much? Or will we live our lives in a way that builds a better future?In a year that often saw the forces of division try to tear us apart, the Clinton Foundation continued our work and advanced our core values of partnership, progress, and putting people first.Throughout the year, we experienced firsthand how our programs and partners are making a difference — each providing powerful examples of how solutions to the world's most pressing challenges are within our reach. 

Defending Democracy: The Charles F. Kettering Foundation 2023 Annual Report

February 12, 2024

Throughout its history, the Charles F. Kettering Foundation's focus has always been on innovation. Our founder, Charles F. Kettering, believed that "our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future."In summer 2023, Kettering announced its new strategic plan, In Defense of Democracy, the result of the foundation's staff flexing their imagination to better meet the needs of democracy. It introduced our new vision, mission, guiding beliefs and values, and outlined five new strategic focus areas that are designed to utilize our resources effectively in the defense and advancement of democracy.Defending Democracy: The Charles F. Kettering Foundation 2023 Annual Report chronicles this journey of transformation, highlighting a year of reflection, dialogue, and action. It is our answer to the question, "What can the Charles F. Kettering Foundation uniquely offer the democracy field at this moment of crisis?" In 2023, we took the first step in our commitment to strengthening existing partnerships, forging new collaborations, broadening our reach and influence through innovative communication strategies, and exploring new lines of research.

Overdeck Family Foundation 2023 Grantmaking and Impact Report

January 24, 2024

Overdeck Family Foundation was founded in 2011 by John and Laura Overdeck with the goal of providing all children the opportunity to unlock their potential. We focus exclusively on enhancing education, funding efforts both inside and outside of school in the areas of early childhood, informal STEM education, and K-9 programs that include supporting educators and student-centered learning environments. Our grantmaking and strategic support focus on unlocking innovation, evidence, and growth opportunities for organizations and researchers that are committed to accelerating key academic and socioemotional outcomes for all children. We fund both direct impact organizations and ecosystem efforts that clear the path to scale for our grantees and the work that they do.

Dēmos 2023 Annual Report

December 28, 2023

From fighting voter suppression and expanding opportunities for voter registration at federal agencies, to uplifting the transformative work of state and grassroots organizers building power in our democracy, we have made our big ideas become reality. And, we have yet to scratch the surface of what is possible.

WINGS Annual Report 2022

December 13, 2023

The year 2022 was possibly the most successful in WINGS' history to date. We express our gratitude to WINGS members and partners for allowing us to, together, reinvent our role and explore unchartered territories of collaboration across regions and types of philanthropy.As we close the year on important milestones and exciting prospects, we extend our heartfelt thanks to the entire WINGS community.

2023 Annual Report

December 1, 2023

To meet this moment and guided by our ambitious 2021-2024 strategic plan, ACE has leveled up every aspect of our work at the nexus of young people, strategic digital communications, policy advocacy, and civic engagement. With your support over the course of 2023, we have:Scaled the ACE Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Accelerator to engage and persuade 25 million of the hardest to reach communities (e.g. rural, conservative and moderate) to see decarbonization as a benefit to them.Inoculated 99 million Americans from Big Oil's $1 billion disinformation machine through our award-winning climate education and strategic digital media initiatives.Grew our Youth Action Network to over 1.1 million young advocates who took hundreds of thousands of actions to advance key climate policies and to expand the electorate with a new wave of diverse youth voters.Mobilized hundreds of thousands of voters to turn out in down ballot races. 

NewMexicoWomen.Org 2012-2022: Weaving Worlds for Gender Justice and Healing

November 30, 2023

The mission of NewMexicoWomen.Org (NMW.O) is to advance opportunities for self-identified women and girls so that they can lead healthy, self-sufficient, and empowered lives. The strategic focus of NMW.O is gender justice and healing. NMW.O began as a program of the New Mexico Foundation in 2012 and became an independent statewide women's foundation in 2017. Over the past ten years, we have been weaving stories, worlds, and futures into being by investing in the creativity and brilliance of self-identified women and girls, especially women and girls of color, along with transgender, nonbinary, and LGBTQ+ leaders. Through our grantmaking, research, and training and education programs, the threads of gender justice and healing are being woven into an enduring tapestry that reflects the beauty, strength, and imagination of New Mexican communities. This work for social change would not be possible without the power and leadership of our grantee partners and the long-term engagement of our donors.

Positioning & Prioritizing for People: 2022 Annual Report

October 26, 2023

Serving the community as a vibrant agency that has a positive impact on children, youth and families means continually assessing and refining UCAN's programs and operations. Like other non-profits, we know the critical importance of being flexible during and after a pandemic that required establishing and streamlining ways of communicating and engaging with each other and those we serve. In Fiscal Year 2022, that reality was a driving force behind our multi-pronged Strategic Direction that guided our work agencywide.The plan enabled us to revisit and refine our program structure and create three hubs that even more accurately define UCAN's evolution: Foster Care & Transitional Services; Therapeutic & Clinical Services; and Prevention & Empowerment Services. We know, however, that regardless of labels, our dedicated staff remain the change agents and dream facilitators for those who need and rely on UCAN's expertise. We are working with our funders, partners and peers to ensure that these three hubs smartly reflect our plan to further integrate our work that is the foundation of UCAN's Continuum of Care.

Joint Center Annual Report 2022

October 20, 2023

Thanks to the dedication of our staff, the commitment of our Board of Governors, and your continued support, 2022 was another pivotal and impactful year. The Joint Center conducted critical research, provided in-depth analysis, shared policy recommendations, and convened with lawmakers, policy experts, and other stakeholders to advance Black Americans' political and economic needs. Our clear and intentional focus on the needs and concerns of Black Americans centers Black communities in policy debates, furthering our mission of creating more equitable and just economic and political outcomes for African Americans across the country. We have made great strides in each of our major program areas — Tech Policy, Workforce Policy, Economic Policy, Hill Diversity, and the Black Talent Initiative — which we are excited to share with you in this 2022 impact report.

Ball Brothers Foundation 2022 Annual Report

October 17, 2023

When the Ball brothers chose to move their glass manufacturing business to Muncie, they made the lasting decision to invest in their new community. For nearly a century, Ball Brothers Foundation has been a witness to the powerful impact that philanthropy can have. In that time, we realized the importance of our continued commitment to serving our own community with place-based grantmaking. Place-based grantmaking is fundamental to Ball Brothers Foundation's mission, as it allows us to focus our funding in meaningful ways that honor the Ball family legacy. Focusing our giving in Muncie, Delaware County, and East Central Indiana–the areas where the Ball family lived and worked–creates long-term transformational impact that can be traced through the years.This year's report includes the following: first, a comprehensive guide to our funding focus areas and their local impact and, second, a supplemental insert highlighting financial information and grantees from 2022.