Closing the achievement gap – Creating quality choices: CHARTERS

Posted on February 28, 2008 by Tory Read

Through its education investing, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has learned that charter schools hold great potential in helping children graduate prepared to succeed, but they also face many challenges. This publication provides an overview of the Foundation’s investments in chartering along with selected results and lessons learned. It also presents stories about two successful charter efforts and Casey’s contribution… Read More

Expanding asset-building opportunities through shared ownership

Posted on January 1, 2008 by Beadsie Woo, Heather McCulloch

This paper aims to build support for advancing strategies that broaden opportunities for low-income individuals to invest in themselves and their communities by expanding shared ownership strategies. To date, the asset-building field has focused primarily on individual ownership strategies. Shared ownership strategies lower barriers to investment for low-income families by reducing risk and the amount of capital, expertise, or other… Read More

A road to results: A performance measurement guidebook

Posted on January 29, 2007 by Bruno Manno, Bryan Hassell, Matt Arkin, Sarah Crittenden

This guidebook is designed to help organizations that are developing performance measures for tracking the results of a foundation's grant investments, with a focus on education. The publication has four parts: understanding performance measurement; selecting performance measures; setting performance goals; and reporting performance results. It also includes an Excel template for reporting on performance measures… Read More

A Road To Results: Performance Measurement Guidebook

Posted on February 2, 2006 by Bruno Manno, Bryan Hassell, Matt Arkin, Sarah Crittenden

The Annie E. Casey Foundation uses a performance measurement system that evaluates the quantity, quality, and effectiveness of programs, specifically focusing on the impact, influence, and leverage of their grantees. Using this system, Casey is able to examine both how their grantees are doing and how the Foundation as a whole is doing at achieving its mission… Read More