Overview: Investment Methods

Through ECMC Foundation's two core focus areas, College Success and Career Readiness, our investments aim to shape a postsecondary education system that serves all learners and help them unlock their fullest potential. The Foundation uses a spectrum of investment structures, including Strategic Grantmaking and Education Innovation Ventures to invest in nonprofit and for-profit organizations.

STRATEGIC GRANTMAKING

ECMC Foundation awards grants that support organizational capacity building, new program or model development, existing program refinement or expansion, capital, research, and evaluation across two core focus areas: College Success and Career Readiness. Approximately $30 million in grants are awarded annually to organizations, programs and institutions, located across the United States. Learn more about the Foundation's Strategic Grantmaking here.

EDUCATION INNOVATION VENTURES

ECMC Foundation's program-related investments portfolio uses loans, deposits, equity and guarantees to make below market-rate investments to for-profit and nonprofit organizations and enterprises that seek to generate both social impact and financial returns. Financial returns are reinvested into additional program-related investments, allowing us to recycle investment dollars and generate further impact. Learn more about Education Innovation Ventures here.

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