Supporting grantees beyond the check.
Three Tiers of Support
In addition to grantmaking, Overdeck Family Foundation provides grantees with capacity-building support to help them unlock innovation, evidence, and growth opportunities. These services, offered through a three-tiered approach, aim to improve the effectiveness and future sustainability of organizations, clearing the path to cost-effective scale and accelerating key academic and socioemotional outcomes for all children.
Guidance and support provided by Foundation’s program staff; focused on diagnosing barriers to scale and supporting organizations in meeting innovation, growth, and evidence goals.
Pro-bono support provided by Foundation’s cross-functional teams, aligned to helping grantees achieve communications, human resources, impact, and organizational / leadership goals.
Technical services provided by third parties, focused on strategic leadership development, financial planning, revenue model generation, impact evaluations, and strategic growth / market demand.
Intensive Support Priority Areas
Strategic Leadership Development
Identify and support strengths and growth areas for organizational leadership; may include articulation of vision to drive outcomes, leading strategically, catalyzing impact through innovation, and strategic and adaptive planning.
Engage in financial management and infrastructure improvements; may include annual budgeting, scenario planning, multi-year financial modeling, and cost analysis.
Analyze current revenue model and identify root causes of challenges; includes collaboratively developing action plan for desired future state.
Support designing or refining theory of change; may include developing strong data infrastructure to measure programmatic impact and inform decision-making, as well as descriptive, correlational, RCT / QED, and implementation research.
Strategic Growth & Market Demand
Develop landscape analysis of total addressable market and design of scaling plan; may include implementing internal feedback loops to ensure programs are meeting beneficiary needs.