The foundation focuses on strengthening nonprofit youth development organizations so they can better serve more young people with high-quality programs. The foundation's approach to grantmaking is primarily focused on individual institutions. Key to the foundation's approach is a comprehensive, multistage process used to identify promising youth development organizations, assess their overall capabilities, and subsequently invest in the growth of those organizations most capable of benefiting from this kind of support. With a deep desire to improve the lives of many more disadvantaged children and youth, the foundation's trustees have decided to "sunset" the foundation and spend all of its resources (approximately $1 billion) over the next decade. Through this period of dramatically accelerated giving, it will continue to provide large infusions of growth capital to effective nonprofits and their visionary leaders.
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