Structure of Investments

We invest over time and partner with a small portfolio of non-profits to help them drive towards better outcomes for Bridgeport children.

Our overarching goal is to strengthen our non-profit investees and their ability to drive towards organizational and child outcomes. Thus, we do the following for selected investees:

Invest Multi-Year Financial Grants

  • Invest at least $100,000 of annual general operating support to each investee.
  • Diminish transaction costs to investees by providing multi-year support over an anticipated five years.

Invest Targeted Capacity Building Support 

  • Hire best-in-class consultants to help investees improve their organizational outcomes by assessing and strengthening their capacities for strategic leadership, oucomes-focused management, performance management, and program effectiveness.

Invest Ongoing Portfolio Management 

  • Provide continued support and portfolio management by Tauck Family Foundation staff to help organizations develop organizational and child outcomes.
  • Foundation staff will work with investees to set and meet capacity building and performance benchmarks over time.

Invest Knowledge Building and Sharing

  • Provide professional developing and coaching to our investees around strategies to help develop social and emotional skills in children
  • Invest in the development of surveys to measure and monitor social and emotional skills (child outcomes) in a performance management setting.
  • Leverage strategic partnerships with community organizations, other funders, and affinity groups.
  • Encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing among investees, including sharing effective practices, exchanging information, sharing resources, and complementing and enhancing each other’s capacity to develop social and emotional skills for Bridgeport’s elementary-aged students

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