Hall of Outsized Impact

Share your story at the 2016 National Conference 

Hall of Outsized Impact

The Hall of Outsized Impact is a display of 40 grantmaking ideas from around the country that showcases grants whose impact are more than a dollar amount. Funders’ posters tell the story of a grant or initiative that had impact beyond the dollar amount.

The poster session, scheduled for Monday, September 26, at 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., is an opportunity for you to connect with peers and highlight unique approaches you've taken that others can adopt in their own giving. 

This year’s posters are now on the 2016 conference app. Download the app to see the 42 posters. More information on the app >>

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Youth Philanthropy Connect 2015 Road Trip
Organization: Youth Philanthropy Connect
Grant type: Dollar and nondollar support
Grant amount: $22,500

HABITAR Seed Homes
Organization: Working Capital for Community Needs
Grant type: Dollar and nondollar support
Grant amount: $15,000

Start Early Funders Coalition
Organization: The Sheltering Arms Foundation
Grant type: Dollar and nondollar support
Grant amount: $20,000

Multiplying Impact Through Video
Organization: Walters Family Foundation
Grant type: Dollar support
Grant amount: $3,000

Discretionary Matching Grant Program
Organization: Tracy Family Foundation
Grant type: Dollar support
Grant amount: Numerous grants ranging from $50 to $45,000

Smartphone App for Homeless Youths
Organization: VNA Foundations
Grant type: Dollar and nondollar support
Grant amount: $5,000 (initial), then $75,000 (subsequent)

Trilogy Grant Program
Organization: The Ramsy McCluskey Family Foundation
Grant type: Dollar and nondollar support
Grant amount: $22,500

Every Day Counts: Reducing Chronic Absenteeism
Organization: The Patterson Foundation
Grant type: Dollar and nondollar support
Grant amount: $50,000

Pikes Peak Volunteer Engagement Initiative: Unleashing the Energy of the Most Valuable Renewable Resource!
Organization: The Leighty Foundation
Grant type: Dollar and nondollar support
Grant amount: $40,000

Bravewell Collaborative
Organization: The David & Lura Lovell Foundation
Grant type: Dollar and nondollar support
Grant amount: $1,204,600

Stonebrook Montessori
Organization: The Hershey Foundation
Grant type: Dollar and nondollar support
Grant amount: $150,000

Springboard Fund
Organization: The Durfee Foundation
Grant type: Dollar and nondollar support
Grant amount: $50,000

The Dakota Venture Group: The Nation’s First Completely Student-Run Venture Capital Fund
Organization: The Dakota Foundation
Grant type: Dollar and nondollar support
Grant amount: $5,000 (initial), then $75,000 (subsequent)

#ILGive for #GivingTuesday Matching Grants Program
Organization: The Coleman Foundation
Grant type: Dollar and nondollar support
Grant amount: $588,000 in matching grants to 48 organizations

Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Treatment, Research, and Care
Organization: The Char & Chuck Fowler Family Foundation
Grant type: Dollar and nondollar support
Grant amount: $23 million+

Building a University and Igniting a Workforce in Gujarat, India
Organization: Tarsadia Foundation
Grant type: Dollar support
Grant amount: $6.5 million to date

Bounty in the Pantries
Organization: Sisters Health Foundation 1
Grant type: Dollar support
Grant amount: $75,000

AgroEcology Fund Collaboration
Organization: Solon E. Summerfield Foundation
Grant type: Dollar and nondollar support
Grant amount: $165,000

Perishable Food and Medicine Resiliency Project
Organization: Sisters Health Foundation
Grant type: Dollar and nondollar support
Grant amount: $17,000 from Sisters Health Foundation and $65,000 from partner

Partnering for Capacity Building
Organization: Richard E. and Nancy P. Marriott Foundation
Grant type: Dollar and nondollar support
Grant amount: $25,000

PIE: Endowment for Sustainability
Organization: Phoenixville Community Health Foundation
Grant type: Dollar and nondollar support
Grant amount: $100,000 annually

Seeding Galveston
Organization: Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund
Grant type: Dollar support
Grant amount: $20,000

Seeding the Montgomery County Food Council
Organization: Mead Family Foundation
Grant type: Dollar support
Grant amount: $10,000

Junior Board Collaborative Grant
Organization: Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation 
Grant type: Dollar support
Grant amount: $60,000 per year

Anti-Human Trafficking Donor Working Group
Organization: Greater Houston Community Foundation
Grant type: Dollar support
Grant amount: $30,000 seed funding for a donor education program

ReFED: Rethinking Food Waste Through Economics and Data
Organization: Fink Family Foundation
Grant type: Dollar support
Grant amount: $100,000

Ekai Nabenyo: A Young Man’s Fight Against Climate Change in Kenya
Organization: Global Greengrants Fund
Grant type: Dollar support
Grant amount: $4,575

START Pilot Grant: Delivering Antiretroviral Therapy in Low-Resource Settings
Organization: FHI Foundation
Grant type: Dollar support
Grant amount: $1 million

Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program: Transportation Fund
Organization:  Dresner Foundation
Grant type: Dollar support
Grant amount: $33,000

Scholarships to Support Engagement of Low-Income Women in the Women’s Foundation of Oregon
Organization: Doll Family Foundation
Grant type: Dollar support
Grant amount: $4,000 in 2015; $7,000 in 2016

Civil Unrest in St. Louis County, Missouri
Organization: Deaconess Foundation 
Grant type: Dollar and nondollar support
Grant amount: Board allocation of $100,000

Opportunity Junction: On the Road to Self-Sufficiency
Organization: Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation
Grant type: Dollar support
Grant amount: $65,000 per year for 3 years

Repurposing Research for Prostate Cancer
Organization: Cures Within Reach
Grant type: Dollar support
Grant amount: $40,000

Senior Scholar
Organization: Chapel Hill Foundation
Grant type: Dollar and nondollar support
Grant amount: First year: $2,000; less in subsequent years

2016 Grant to Power of Two
Organization: Arbor Brothers
Grant type: Dollar and nondollar support
Grant amount: $60,000

Understanding Brains
Organization: Braude Foundation
Grant type: Dollar amount
Grant amount: Multiyear grant, $500,000 over 8 years

Organizational Effectiveness Grants
Organization: Ball Brothers Foundation
Grant type: Dollar and nondollar support
Grant amount: $60,000

National Urban Sustainability Directors Gathering
Organization: Blackstone Ranch Institute
Grant type: Dollar and nondollar support
Grant amount: $60,000

Chair of Simulation and Innovation at NorthShore University HealthSystem
Organization: Alvin H. Baum Family Fund
Grant type: Dollar and nondollar support
Grant amount: $1.5 million