Grantmaking & Impact Report
92% of parents say their child is at or above grade level in math and reading. But the numbers tell a different story: only 36% and 33% of fourth-grade students are at or above NAEP Proficient in math and reading, respectively—a sharp decline from pre-pandemic.
Closing this gap requires not only innovation, but the growth of evidence-based models.
That’s why we’re here.
Letter from Our Vice President
I am thrilled to welcome you to Overdeck Family Foundation’s 2022 Grantmaking & Impact Report. Here, you will find a comprehensive overview of what our team accomplished this year, including data on our grantmaking and our grantees’ impact, as well as Bright Spots highlighting just some of the many exceptional organizations we are lucky to fund.Read More
By the Numbers
97 grantees supported
35 new grantees
These findings reflect the results of a pulse survey of Overdeck Family Foundation grantees conducted by the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) in August and September 2022. All percentiles are benchmarked against a CEP dataset of more than 50,000 grantees and 300 funders.
percentile for impacting the field
percentile for advancing state of knowledge in the field
percentile for impact on organization
percentile for exhibiting trust in organization’s staff
percentile for helpfulness of selection process
percentile for clearly communicating goals and strategy
million children reached
grantees increased reach
grantees increased earned revenue
Supported grantees to attract >$65.4m in public and private funding
early stage organizations funded
31 knowledge and research studies completed
2 grantees increased ESSA tier
49 grantees meet ESSA tier standards
Being a multi-classroom leader (MCL) is the best of both worlds. I’m able to take on leadership tasks, but also be in the classroom and see the kids every single day. I get to see the growth and the light bulbs go off, and make those relationship connections. I feel like, as an MCL, you make a bigger impact than what you can on your own. You’re not the end-all-be-all of knowing it all. You are learning just as much from your team as they are from you.
EiE Family Activities present problems in a real-world context that children can understand and relate to their own lives, which creates relevancy and motivation for learning. Family time is important and it’s special when parents and their children can learn together. My son Andrew and I had a lot of fun completing the ‘Pass the Peppers’ activity. I helped him get the supplies he needed and asked questions to clarify his thinking, but I didn’t do any of the planning, building, or improving for him. It was interesting to see him make improvements on his own during the Create stage.
Whenever I heard about robotics or anything science-related, I always thought, ‘That’s cool but not for me. I’m not smart enough to do that.’ Being in FIRST, I realized that I am smart enough to do this. It doesn’t matter what background you come from. I always had it in me, I just never believed in myself to try. Through seeing what I created, I was able to say, ‘Wow, I did that.’
Funding for organizations to develop and launch a new approach, intervention, or model that addresses an unmet need.Meet the Grantees18
early stage organizations funded16
Funding to advance field knowledge or validate program models through comprehensive studies and research.Meet the Grantees31
knowledge and research studies completed2
grantees increased ESSA tier
Funding for organizations to scale, as measured by increased earned revenue and reach, improved capacities, and follow-on funding.Meet the Grantees42
grantees increased reach34
grantees increased earned revenue
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