Mission Alignment & Unmet Need
The organization’s work and services align to Overdeck Family Foundation’s mission. Based on context, timing, and landscape, the opportunity addresses an area of market failure or inefficiency.
Record of Achievement & Impact
We aim to fund high-quality programs that have a strong record of results over time, are able to present counterfactuals that prove significant benefit for participants, and offer a distinct competitive advantage. We do take calculated risks when seeding or backing new ideas that may not have as established an evidence base.
Potential to Scale
We look for solutions that have significant reach and are poised to have increasing impact through evidence of scalability (e.g., program cost effectiveness, partnerships, etc.).
We believe that the leadership of an organization can have a profound impact on success. To this end, we fund organizations led by a strong leadership team with a track record of success across programmatic and operational areas.
Financial Strength & Sustainability
We look for evidence and history of a strong financial position, skilled fiscal management, a diverse funder base, and a deliberate path to long-term sustainability.