Center for Effective Philanthropy Features Helios Education Foundation

Author: Helios Education Foundation

Posted on: December 12, 2017

Helios Education Foundation was recently profiled by the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) in its report Staying Connected:  How Five Foundations Understand Those They Seek to Help.  The report is based on other CEP research that indicates that foundation leaders believe learning from the experiences of those they are ultimately trying to help holds a great deal of promise for increasing foundation impact.  However, CEP research also shows that both funders and grantees alike don't always see this learning happening.

The report profiles five foundations who focus on understanding the needs of their intended beneficiaries.  The foundations profiled are:  The Nord Family Foundation in Amherst, Ohio; the Duke Endowment in Charlotte, NC; the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation in Owing Mills, MD; SC Ministry Foundation in Cincinnati, OH; and Helios Education Foundation.

Click here to download the report which includes an interview with Helios' President and CEO, Paul Luna and Senior Vice President of Program Administration and Organizational Learning, Linda Thompson.  The report also includes interviews with three of Helios' grantees:  Expect More ArizonaFlorida College Access Network and College Success Arizona highlighting the Helios and grantee relationship. 

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