Investing in Future Impact
Since 2009 we have vetted more than a thousand local nonprofits and funded the top 3%, providing millions of dollars and tens of thousands of consulting hours to a select group of exceptional organizations.
of grantees propelled to meet or exceed standards for outcomes-focused culture within 3 years
children and families currently receiving deep supports from AB alumni grantees
of grantee graduates have gone on to secure one or more $1M+ funding wins
Grantmakers can and should take pride in supporting effective organizations - we certainly do.
But the credit for our portfolio’s impact accrues to the grantees themselves (after all, we didn’t teach that young lady to code – our grantee did.) Like the fulcrum pictured at right, AB’s case for impact rests on our ability to help grantees better perform the heavy lift necessary for social change.
We measure our success by the degree to which the systems we build together serve as leverage, empowering our portfolio to serve more young people, more efficiently, all with less risk of burning out.
In this way, our impact propagates like a chain reaction: from the investments we make in grantees, through the improvements in their management, to the differentiated outcomes they are able to achieve with program participants.