The Executives’ Alliance for Boys and Men of Color was created in 2013 when a group of foundation program officers and consultants who had successfully moved investments to support boys and men of color urged foundation executives to consider the unique role they could play in furthering the work. A group of executives led by the CEOs of TCE, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and the Open Society Foundations convened their peers for a strategy and learning session with funders who had already committed to allocating effort and investments to improve life outcomes for boys and men of color. Today, the Executives’ Alliance is a network of more than 40 national, regional, and community foundations that have come together to accomplish four core goals:

  • Increase philanthropic investments in boys and men of color
  • Develop strategic collaborations and opportunities among philanthropic institutions
  • Elevate the public voice of foundation executives as field leaders
  • Increase public will and policy attention to boys and men of color

2018 marked the alliance’s fifth anniversary: a time for it to celebrate its progress, reflect on lessons learned, and plan for the future. During this time of reflection, the alliance engaged Community Science to conduct an evaluation of the network’s activities. The evaluation included the development of a logic model and measurement framework, the development and administration of a survey of alliance member institution staff and executives and representatives from key partner organizations, and interviews with staff and executives from member institutions. Community Science also develop a final report and presentations for Alliance stakeholders. These products provided a summary of the evaluation results as well as actionable recommendations to sustain and capitalize on the Alliance’s past work and improve its efforts going forward. 00547

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