Latest News & Resources

Q2 2022 Funding Announcement

In Q2 2022, our foundation awarded 30 grants totaling over $12.5 million dollars. Of these, 13 grants were new and 17 were renewals. This post highlights just some of the many organizations we’re proud to support.

Four students work together at a table in a classroom.

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.

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 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.

Summer 2021: An Opportunity for STEM Engagement and Learning

This summer presents a unique opportunity to both re-engage disconnected students and help those who have fallen behind get to grade level. In this post, we spotlight four organizations that take diverse evidence-based approaches to summer STEM, all focused on student engagement, social emotional learning, and STEM mindset development.

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.

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.