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Q4 2022 Funding Announcement

In Q4 2022, our foundation awarded 24 grants totaling over $9.56 million dollars. Of these, five grants were new, 10 were renewals, and nine were disbursements for ongoing pledges. This post highlights just some of the many organizations we’re proud to support.

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.

Q3 2021 Funding Announcement

In Q3 2021, our foundation awarded 33 grants totaling over $13.5 million dollars. Of these, six grants were new, while 27 were renewals. This post highlights just some of the many organizations we’re proud to support.

Our Predictions for SY 2021-'22

Setting students up for success is crucial every year, but particularly so following the trauma and disruption caused by the pandemic. Here’s what we predict will be critical in ensuring children can both recover and accelerate in the upcoming academic year.

New Report: STEM Learning in Afterschool on the Rise, But Barriers and Inequities Exist

The just-released America After 3PM Special Report, “STEM Learning in Afterschool on the Rise, But Barriers and Inequities Exist,” funded by Overdeck Family Foundation, found that afterschool programs are offering more STEM learning opportunities, but inequities exist and millions of children are missing out. For every child in an afterschool program, three are waiting to get in.

December 2020 News Roundup

This final news roundup of 2020 highlights our grantees’ and Foundation staff’s work in December, especially in response to COVID-19's continuing impact on education.

November News Roundup

This roundup highlights our grantees’ and Foundation staff’s work in November 2020, especially in response to COVID-19's continuing impact on education.

October News Roundup

A roundup highlighting our grantees’ and Foundation staff’s impactful work in October 2020.

September News Roundup

This roundup highlights some of the impactful work our grantees and staff accomplished in September 2020.

Keanna Marshall, a City Year team leader works with a student in a school in Tulsa, OK, in 2017. Image via Amadou Diallo for The Hechinger Report

August News Roundup

In this roundup, we highlight some of the impactful work our grantees and Foundation staff accomplished in August 2020.