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2022 Research Update

Research is a key way to increase awareness of what’s effective and to impact evidence-based decision making and practice across our four main grantmaking areas. Here, we outline our vision for research in 2022, and share the results of three grantee research studies.

2022 Funding Strategy Update Across Portfolios

Each of our portfolios is pivoting its approach to grantmaking for 2022 in response to key trends and shifts in the education landscape. This blog post details our funding strategy for 2022, including areas where we’re amplifying or adding focus.

Our 2022 Learning Agenda

Jon Sotsky, Strategic Impact & Learning Director, writes about the Foundation’s commitment to continuous learning and outlines our 2022 learning agenda focused on five key questions that will guide our learning effort this year.

Download: 2021 Grantmaking & Impact Report

In 2021, Overdeck Family Foundation disbursed over $45 million to almost 100 grantee partners, collectively reaching over 24 million children. The inaugural Overdeck Family Foundation Grantmaking & Impact Report shares key grantmaking outcomes, lessons learned, and grantee stories of unlocking innovation, evidence, and growth across the education sector.

Bright Spots: Unlocking Innovation

This blog post explores how three organizations—New Jersey Tutoring Corps, Springboard Collaborative, and EiE—embraced disruptions caused by Covid as an opportunity to fuel innovation.

Bright Spots: Unlocking Evidence

This blog post explores how grantees Saga Education and Teaching Lab pursued critical research using funding from Overdeck Family Foundation.

Bright Spots: Unlocking Growth

This blog post explores how five organizations—Waterford Upstart, Zearn, TalkingPoints, BellXcel, and Public Impact Opportunity Culture—successfully achieved growth in the past year with support from Overdeck Family Foundation.

Our Reflections on the Foundation's 2021 CEP Results

Overdeck Family Foundation saw improvement across the board in nearly every category in our 2021 Center for Effective Philanthropy Grantee Perception Report. Here are the highlights, and our commitments for 2022.

Why We Fund Afterschool STEM at Overdeck Family Foundation

Even before the pandemic, NAEP scores for students saw unprecedented declines, especially in math. Afterschool STEM programming plays a unique role in promoting academic outcomes, supporting social-emotional development, and leveraging the home and community environments as places for extended learning. That's why Overdeck Family Foundation aims to make high-quality afterschool STEM accessible to all students.

Q4 2021 Funding Announcement

In Q4 2021, our foundation awarded 17 grants totaling over $6.4 million dollars. Of these, three grants were new, while nine were renewals. This post highlights just some of the many organizations we’re proud to support.