Our impact is the result of close collaboration with our partner organizations. We enable growth so our partners may have greater reach in promoting a sustainable environment or an innovative solution to social injustice. The Devonshire Foundation is successful when our grantee partners grow, thrive, and maximize impact over the long term.
Philanthropy Massachusetts (Philanthropy MA) promotes the practice and expansion of effective and responsible philanthropy to improve the health and vitality of its region. Philanthropy’s MA's two-year, $75,000 grant supported adding capacity for program expansion regionally, the hiring of a Network Vibrancy Director, and adding technology for virtual programming capabilities to reach more constituents. As a result, Philanthropy MA advanced its work on diversity and held over 120 virtual programs last year. Additionally, Philanthropy MA leveraged our funding through a matching grant, achieving a 166% fundraising return.
Change is Simple’s mission is to instill social and environmental responsibility in children. The program provides experiential and project-based learning that inspires critical thinking and action for healthy people, planet & community. Change is Simple's three-year, $155,000 grant supports the creation of a teacher certification program, allowing teachers across the country to implement its innovative framework for climate and sustainability education. In 2020, Change is Simple was able to adapt its curriculum to offer online learning, reaching over 10,000 students spread across 44 states and 11 countries.
YW Boston is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. YW Boston’s three-year, $600,000 grant supports more than doubling program revenue, and enabling YW Boston to increase the number of organizations that participate in its programming by at least 100%. In 2020, YW had is highest number of individual giving to date and achieved a 185% fundraising return on its matching grant.
The Institute for Nonprofit Practice’s (INP) mission is to transform communities by equipping the most promising nonprofit leaders with the skills, confidence, and resources they need to make their organizations effective, innovative, and sustainable. INP’s three-year, $675,000 grant supports INP to build a sustainable financial model with diversified income streams from current and new donors. The grant also enables INP to raise additional funding by leveraging matching gifts from The Devonshire Foundation. In 2020, INP exceeded its revenue goal, expanded to New York City and reached 1,600 students and alumni.
Doc Wayne fuses sports and therapy to heal and strengthen at-risk youth. In 2017, The Devonshire Foundation provided Doc Wayne with a three-year, $305,000 grant to support hiring development staff and to increase fundraising. As a result, Doc Wayne hired development staff, held a first annual gala and created a Young Professionals Board. Doc Wayne also leveraged matching grants from The Devonshire Foundation to achieve a 175% fundraising return. Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, The Devonshire Foundation extended Doc Wayne’s grant to provide one year of general operating support. Doc Wayne has worked to shift therapy to a telemedicine model, and is continuing to connect with and support its youth remotely.
Resilient Coders (RC) connects low-income youth to career opportunities in technology by providing coding education and job placement services. In 2017, The Devonshire Foundation (TDF) awarded RC with a three-year, $195,000 grant to help increase revenue. To reach this goal, RC reorganized its staff and hired a consultant to help attract new employers. In 2019, RC placed 96% of its graduates in jobs with an average starting salary of $98,300. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TDF extended the grant into 2020 to help RC with their organizational needs. RC has shifted to offer its bootcamp virtually, has given stipends to young people while they job search, and is creating equitable employment opportunities in technology.