The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

  • NY


415 Madison Avenue
10th floor
New York
United States

About Us

The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (EMCF) seeks to transform the life trajectories of vulnerable and economically disadvantaged youth, ages 9-24. We make large, long-term investments, frequently partnering with other funders, and promote effective public and private support of nonprofits with a potential for growth and compelling evidence that they can help more young people become successful, productive adults.

Foundation staff members work as a team to help youth-serving organizations build their organizational capacity and evidence of effectiveness so they can expand and sustain at greater scale programs that make a real and enduring difference in young people’s lives. This work includes actively searching for prospective grantees; conducting rigorous due diligence assessments of organizations’ strengths, weaknesses, and capacity for and commitment to growth; supporting the development and implementation of grantee business and evaluation plans, and performance measurement and management systems; managing highly engaged relationships with grantees and providing them with additional support; and reporting on our investments in organizations.

As they perform these and other tasks, the Foundation expects employees to uphold its core values of humility, belief in people, pragmatism, trust, and high standards.