From Meeting to Impact: How One Foundation’s Investment of $25,000 Spurred Large-Scale Collaboration

From Meeting to Impact: How One Foundation’s Investment of $25,000 Spurred Large-Scale Collaboration

What happens when a foundation offers a one-year, $25,000 grant to a network of STEM educators and leaders? It shutterstock_430618540shouldn’t be surprising that the answer is: innovation.

The NYC STEM Education Network was formed in 2012 with about 30 STEM learning providers, STEM-rich cultural institutions, city agencies, and youth-serving organizations that offered school-based after-school programs. The Pinkerton Foundation, which provided the original grant, issued a challenge: develop at least one collaborative project that delivers engaging STEM programming to a substantial number of disadvantaged young people.

Read more about the Network and discover lessons for grantmakers.