Investing in Future Impact
Since 2009 we have vetted 800+ local organizations and funded the top 3%, investing millions of dollars and more than 10,000 consulting hours into 26 exceptional nonprofits.
Grantee batting average with next-level "signature" funders
Additional dollars raised by grantees for every $1M AB investment
Young people served by grantees after time in AB portfolio
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.