Name of Foundation: The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
Location: New York, NY
Contact Info: http://www.emcf.org/contact/, Phone: 212-551-9100, E-mail: [email protected]
Coverage Area: National
Subject Areas: Vulnerable and economically disadvantaged youth
Assets: $1 billion
Last Year Total Giving: $43.2 million
In a nutshell:
Edna McConnell Clark was the daughter of David. H McConnell, founder of Avon Products. She started the Foundation with her husband, Van Alan Clark, in 1969.
The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation focuses exclusively on investments in youth-serving organizations and helping our nation’s most vulnerable young people make a successful transition to independent adulthood. It helps high-performing nonprofits develop business plans, organizational capacity and evidence of their programs’ effectiveness.
In 2013, the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation awarded a $3.5 million Social Innovation Fund over three years to the PACE Center for Girls, which operates non-residential delinquency prevention programs throughout Florida. PACE serves females ages 12 to 18 who are identified as dependent, truant, runaway, delinquent, or in need of academic skills. The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation has awarded $6.75 million to PACE since 2010.
How to Apply:
The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals. It invites eligible youth-serving nonprofits to provide information about their organizations through its Youth Organizations Survey Form.
Before completing this form, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the information on this website, including the foundation’s mission and goals, theory of change, and investment approach. The foundation is only able to follow up with applicants if it determines that their work may be compatible with its grantmaking strategy.
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