Our philanthropic investments are aimed at improving children’s outcomes through community-based systems solutions and include the following areas of particular interest: Early Childhood Education; Third Grade Reading; K-12 Readiness and Achievement; Summer and Out of School Time; College and Career Readiness and Persistence; Social, Emotional and Physical Wellness.
Partnership. Leverage. Impact.
Organizations and Initiatives engaged in systems-change work
Organizations and Initiatives that rely on data to measure impact and make decisions
Organizations and Initiatives that employ Collective Impact strategies in their work
At RFF, we aim to operate with the following principles:
Invest as Partners: Collaboration and partnership with other investors and stakeholders leverages investment and support to organizations and initiatives.
Partner in the Spirit of Service: Entering into grantee relationships from a place of humility and listening enhances mutual learning and enables investors to respond more directly to grantee needs.
Provide Unrestricted, Renewable Investment Whenever Possible: Unrestricted funding over time is essential for creating healthy, adaptive, effective organizations.
Provide Support Beyond the Check: Responsive, adaptive non-monetary support can help foster healthier organizations by bolstering leadership and capacity.
Communicate with Transparency and Responsiveness: Open, honest and transparent communication minimizes power imbalances and helps move the work forward.